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On Logan County Bank stationary, Caldwell recalls his ranks and commands over the course of the Civil War. At the time of writing he was president of the bank.

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Russellville, Ky. April 27, 1887

Lida Thackeray

Woodbury, N.J.

Yours recd contents noted. I entered the Confederate Army 22nd September 1861, as Captain Co A Ninth Ky Infantry, Was promoted to the rank of Major in April 1862 and was elected Lt Colonel in May following, and became by promotion Colonel of the Regt in Spring of 1863, and was in command (except when assigned to command of Orphan Brigade of which Regt was a part) until the close of the war

Yours respt

Jno. W. Caldwell

Creation Date

4-27-1887

City

Russellville

State/Province

Kentucky

Country

United States of America

Creator Life Dates

1837-1903

Keywords

"John W. Caldwell", "Logan County Bank, " "Orphan Brigade", Kentucky, "Logan County", Russellville, "Lida Thackeray", "Logan Grays"

Resource Identifier

070425-06

Date Digital

5-6-2020

Document Type

Manuscript

Disciplines

History | Military History | Political History | United States History

Publisher

Wofford College

Format (medium)

manuscript

Format (IMT)

PDF

Language

En-us

John W. Caldwell Summarizes His Career in the Confederate Army in a letter, 1887

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