Finding aid for the Kinloch Falconer Collection

MUM00124

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Falconer, Kinloch, 1838-1878
Title
Kinloch Falconer Collection
ID
MUM00124
Date [inclusive]
1862-1878
General Physical Description note
2 boxes (1.33 linear feet)
Abstract:
Wartime correspondence, field dispatches, orders, and circulars between various Confederate generals of the Army of Tennessee.

Prefered Citation

Kinloch Falconer Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Scope and Content Note

Wartime correspondence, field dispatches, orders, and circulars between various Confederate generals of the Army of Tennessee: General Joseph E. Johnston, General Braxton Bragg, General John Bell Hood, Lt. Gen. Polk, Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, and Brig. General William W. Mackall. Most of the correspondence relates to the Atlanta Campaign of 1864, more specifically the Battle of Resaca, 13-15 May 1864.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The Kinloch Falconer Collection is open for research. Researchers are encouraged to use the digital collection.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Minnie Falconer Berryman, 1983.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff.

Alternative Formats

Box 1 has been digitized and made available in the University of Mississippi Civil War Archive.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more Civil War related materials housed at the University of Mississippi Archives & Special Collections, see our Civil War subject guide.

For digitally available Civil War materials, see the University of Mississippi Civil War Archive.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Confederate States of America. Army -- Management
  • Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers
  • Confederate States of America. Army

Format(s)

  • correspondence
  • military records
  • orders (military records)

Personal Name(s)

  • Allen, William Wirt
  • Cheatham, Benjamin Franklin, 1820-1886
  • Falconer, Kinloch, 1838-1878
  • Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891
  • Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906

Subject(s)

  • Atlanta Campaign, 1864
  • Military maneuvers
  • Troop movements

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Folder 1: S.H. Sloat to J.F. Crawford (19 August 1862) . Chattanooga (Tenn.) 

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Order to report for duty

Folder 2: S.H. Sloat to B.F. Field (24 August 1862) . Chattanooga (Tenn.) 

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Order to report to duty

Folder 3a: Special Order no. 157 (19 August 1862) . Chattanooga (Tenn.) 

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Announcement of assigned medical staff

Folder 3b: Appointment. Confederate States of America War Department (4 December 1862) . Chattanooga (Tenn.) 

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Appointment to position of Assistant Surgeon

Folder 4: Special Order no. 21 (27 January 1863) . Tullahoma (Tenn.) 

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Order to report for duty

Folder 5: Kinloch Falconer to Maj. Gen. Van Dorn (26 February 1863) . Tullahoma (Tenn.) 

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Confederate leaders discuss movements and allocation of supplies.

Folder 6: W.H. Wright to William MacKall (14 May 1863) . Atlanta (Ga.) 

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Telegram stating artillery was not received

Folder 7: Special Order no. 23 (28 January 1864) . Richmond (Va.) 

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Major O.P. Chaffie's release of duty and order to report

Folder 8: Special Order (12 February 1864) . Augusta (Ga.) 

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Report on Major O.P. Chaffie's assignment as Inspector of Field Transportation for the Army of Tennessee and his chain of command.

Folder 9: General Order no. 1 (12 May 1864) . Resaca (Ga.) 

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Lieutenant General Polk announces his command of the Army of the Mississippi and lists his supporting staff.

Folder 10a: Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (13 May 1864. 12:30pm) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.) 

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Checking Union advance

Folder 10b: Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (13 May 1864. 6pm) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.) 

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Report on Union attack of Camp [?], 2 miles west of Dalton

Folder 10c: Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (13 May 1864. 5:40pm) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.) 

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Union troops move along railroad to rear of Gen. Wheeler's left flank; Wheeler withdraws along Resaca Road.

Folder 11: Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (13 May 1864. 4:35pm) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.) 

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Confederate troops fall back

Folder 12a: Unknown to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (13 May 1864) . Calhoun (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.) 

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Concerning Confederate supply train

Folder 12b: Unknown to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (13 May 1864. 2:25pm) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.) 

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Confederate troop movements.

Folder 13: Gen. William Wirt Allen to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (13 May 1864. 7:30[pm]) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.) 

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General Brown's Brigade skirmish with Union soldiers approximately 2 miles Southwest of Dalton.

Folder 14: Adj. Gen. M. B. Ray to Brig. Gen. MacKall (13 May 1864) . Resaca (Ga.) 

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Report of Confederate troop positions near Resaca

Folder 15: W.W. MacKall to Unknown Col. (13 May 1864. 8pm) . Resaca (Ga.) 

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Union troops attack Confederate line

Folder 16: Col. B.I. Hillssee to Unknown Col. (14 May 1864) . Resaca (Ga.) 

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Report on collecting Confederate troop stragglers

Folder 17: J.B. Hood to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (14 May 1864. 2pm) 

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Report on Union movements and attacks of Bate and Hindman

Folder 18: R.B. Snodgrass to Col. Hannon (14 May 1864) 

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Scouts report of little to no Union movements

Folder 19: Maj. Gen. Thomas Hindman to Maj. J.W. Ratchford (14 May 1864. 2:42pm) 

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Report of Union troops amassing at center of line

Folder 20: Col. M.W. Hannon to Major General Wheeler (14 May 1864) 

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Report on Confederate troop movenments and scouts

Folder 21: J.B. Hood to General Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864. 7:30am) 

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Report on Union troops pressuring Confederate lines.

Folder 22: Adj. Gen. M.B. Ray to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (14 May 1864. 2pm) 

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Report of Confederate defense against Union attack

Folder 23: Maj. Gen. William B. Bate to Col. B. Ray (14 May 1864) 

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Report of Confederate soldiers repelling 2nd Union assault, made in two lines

Folder 24: Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, (14 May 1864. 8 am) . Resaca (Ga.) 

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Concerning scout reports of Union troops

Folder 25: Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864. 1pm) . Resaca (Ga.); Dalton (Ga.) 

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Report of Union troops on Resaca road

Folder 26: Maj.Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864. 12:25am) . Resaca (Ga.); Dalton (Ga.) 

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Reporting skirmishes along lines with Union soldiers.

Folder 27: Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, (14 May 1864. 10:10am) . Resaca (Ga.); Dalton (Ga.) 

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Report on skirmishes along Dalton and Resaca Roads

Folder 28a: Maj. Gen. Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864. 1:30pm) 

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A report on Union attacks against Confederate lines

Folder 28b: Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864. 3:50pm) 

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Report of Union troops movement and inquiries into their actions.

Folder 28c: Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, (14 May 1864. 9am-5pm) 

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Report on Confederate and Union troop movements around Ballen's and Green's Ford

Folder 29: Unknown Brig. Gen. to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864) 

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Report on Union line movements.

Folder 30: S. Gilliam to Col. B.J. Hull (14 May 1864) . Calhoun (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.) 

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Scout report on Union movement toward Resaca, Georgia.

Folder 30a: H.W. Hannon to Joseph Wheeler (14 May 1864. 5:20pm) 

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Note referencing telegraph from S. Gilliam to Col. B.J. Hull (14 May 1864) indicating that Hannon cannot spare troops to follow the aforementioned force without weakening his current position.

Folder 31: Field Dispatch. John K. Jackson to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (16 May 1864. 6:30pm) 

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Letter acknowledging troop movement orders to 4 miles below Resaca, Georgia.

Folder 32: Kinloch Falconer to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, (19 May 1864) . Athens (Ga.) 

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Letter detailing availability of service, if needed

Folder 33: General Order no. 2. (19 May 1864) . Cassville (Ga.) 

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Announcement of Confederate staff appointments

Folder 34: Special Order no. 61. (17 May 1864) . Adamsville (Ga.) 

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Order for a transfer of duty. Signed Kinloch Falconer under the command of General Joseph Johnson

Folder 35: Ben Lane Posey to Kinloch Falconer (19 May 1864) . Richmond (Va.) 

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Stewart's Division, Army of Tennessee. Letter discussing a misguided Telegram.

Folder 36: Circular (21 May 1864) 

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Concerning sending wounded and ill Confederate soldiers to rear lines

Folder 37: Special Order (21 May 1864) 

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Orders for Confederate troop formation

Folder 38: Kinloch Falconer to Clifton (6 August 1864) 

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Discussing an ungiven leave

Folder 39: A.A. Greene to Capt. A. Bouanchaud (8 September 1864) . Lovejoy's Station (Ga.) 

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Request for a 48 hour pass to Macon, Georgia for the purpose of buying clothing.

Folder 40: John S. Bransford to Kinloch Falconer (9 September 1864) . Griffin (Ga.) 

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Letter addressing the issue of forgery and leaves of abscences.

Folder 41: Special Order # 302. General Hood (21 December 1864) . Richmond (Va.) 

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Order concerning assignments

Folder 42: Semi-Weekly Report of Effective Strength of Cavalry (10 April 1865) . Boon Hill Station (Ga.) 

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Report of Cavalry strength; includes Wheeler's Corp: Hume's, Allen's & Butler's divisions as well as Horse Artillery.

Folder 43: Weekly Report of the Army (24 April 1865) 

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Strength Report of Confederate force

Folder 44: H.A. Wigfall to Kinloch Falconer, (2 June 1865). . Montgomery (Ala.) 

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Regarding a Confederate army surrender and various travel arrangements

Folder 45: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (25 April 1868) . New York (N.Y.) 

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Letter asking for information on Confederate troop losses and POW's

Folder 46: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (16 June 1867) . Dalton (Ga.) 

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Concerning General Hood's allegation of suppressing the loss of 7000 prisoners of war.

Folder 47: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (21 October 1867) . Abingdon (Va.) 

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Requesting clarification of Confederate troop losses and POW's

Folder 48: Braxton Bragg to Kinloch Falconer (2 August 1870) . New Orleans (La.) 

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Requesting data on the Confederate Army to add to the historical record

Folder 49: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (25 May 1874) . Savannah (Ga.) 

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Concerning errors in reports of Confederate troop strength

Folder 50: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (4 June 1874) . Savannah (Ga.) 

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Concerning errors in reports of Confederate troop strength & General Hood's attack on the data

Folder 51: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (20 June 1874) . Savannah (Ga.) 

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Concerning questionable reports of events at New Hope Church and setting the historical record

Folder 52: B.F. Cheatham to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (Undated) 

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Report of troop strength for pickett duty

Folder 53: Field Dispatch. Douglas West to Lt. General Polk (Undated) 

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Report on weakness of Confederate lines and need of supplies. Note on rear indicates General Loring's belief that the Union would attack that evening.

Folder 54: Field Dispatch. William Henry Talbot Walker to Unknown Gen. (Undated) 

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Regarding communication of Confederate orders

Folder 55: Field Dispatch. W.W. Walker to Lt. General Polk (Undated) . Calhoun (Ga.) 

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Concerning Confederate troop strengths and telegraph communications

Folder 56: Alfred Jackson to General Walker (Undated) 

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Concerning a Union attack at McGinnis Ferry, near Duluth, Georgia

Folder 57: William Hardee to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (Undated. 2:25pm) 

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Report of Union attacks and an inquiry of news from a colleague.

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Box 2 

Certificate of appointment of Kinloch Falconer to the office of Trustee of the Institute for the Blind, by Governor J. M. Stone (19 February 1878) 

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