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Finding Aid for the Kinloch Falconer Collection (MUM00124)

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Finding Aid for the Kinloch Falconer Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00124/
Title: Kinloch Falconer Collection
Dates: 1862-1878
Collector: Falconer, Kinloch, 1838-1878
Physical Extent: 2 boxes (1.33 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00124
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Wartime correspondence, field dispatches, orders, and circulars between various Confederate generals of the Army of Tennessee.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Minnie Falconer Berryman, 1983.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Alternative Formats

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


Subject Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Military maneuvers
Troop movements
Confederate States of America. Army
Confederate States of America. Army -- Management
Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers
Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891
Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906
Falconer, Kinloch, 1838-1878
Cheatham, Benjamin Franklin, 1820-1886
Allen, William Wirt


Formats

military records
orders (military records)
correspondence


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.


User Information

Prefered Citation

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

Access Restrictions

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

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Resources at the University of Mississippi

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Container List

Box 1 is digitally available in the University of Mississippi Civil War Archive.

1.1 S.H. Sloat to J.F. Crawford (19 August 1862) . Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Scope: Order to report for duty
1.2 S.H. Sloat to B.F. Field (24 August 1862) . Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Scope: Order to report to duty
1.3.1 Special Order no. 157 (19 August 1862) . Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Scope: Announcement of assigned medical staff
1.3.2 Appointment. Confederate States of America War Department (4 December 1862) . Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Scope: Appointment to position of Assistant Surgeon
1.4 Special Order no. 21 (27 January 1863) . Tullahoma (Tenn.)
Scope: Order to report for duty
1.5 Kinloch Falconer to Maj. Gen. Van Dorn (26 February 1863) . Tullahoma (Tenn.)
Scope: Confederate leaders discuss movements and allocation of supplies.
1.6 W.H. Wright to William MacKall (14 May 1863) . Atlanta (Ga.)
Scope: Telegram stating artillery was not received
1.7 Special Order no. 23 (28 January 1864) . Richmond (Va.)
Scope: Major O.P. Chaffie's release of duty and order to report
1.8 Special Order (12 February 1864) . Augusta (Ga.)
Scope: Report on Major O.P. Chaffie's assignment as Inspector of Field Transportation for the Army of Tennessee and his chain of command.
1.9 General Order no. 1 (12 May 1864) . Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Lieutenant General Polk announces his command of the Army of the Mississippi and lists his supporting staff.
1.10.1 Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (13 May 1864. 12:30pm) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Checking Union advance
1.10.2 Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (13 May 1864. 6pm) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Report on Union attack of Camp [?], 2 miles west of Dalton
1.10.3 Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (13 May 1864. 5:40pm) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Union troops move along railroad to rear of Gen. Wheeler's left flank; Wheeler withdraws along Resaca Road.
1.11 Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (13 May 1864. 4:35pm) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Confederate troops fall back
1.12.1 Unknown to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (13 May 1864) . Calhoun (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Concerning Confederate supply train
1.12.2 Unknown to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (13 May 1864. 2:25pm) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Confederate troop movements.
1.13 Gen. William Wirt Allen to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (13 May 1864. 7:30[pm]) . Dalton (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: General Brown's Brigade skirmish with Union soldiers approximately 2 miles Southwest of Dalton.
1.14 Adj. Gen. M. B. Ray to Brig. Gen. MacKall (13 May 1864) . Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Report of Confederate troop positions near Resaca
1.15 W.W. MacKall to Unknown Col. (13 May 1864. 8pm) . Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Union troops attack Confederate line
1.16 Col. B.I. Hillssee to Unknown Col. (14 May 1864) . Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Report on collecting Confederate troop stragglers
1.17 J.B. Hood to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (14 May 1864. 2pm)
Scope: Report on Union movements and attacks of Bate and Hindman
1.18 R.B. Snodgrass to Col. Hannon (14 May 1864)
Scope: Scouts report of little to no Union movements
1.19 Maj. Gen. Thomas Hindman to Maj. J.W. Ratchford (14 May 1864. 2:42pm)
Scope: Report of Union troops amassing at center of line
1.20 Col. M.W. Hannon to Major General Wheeler (14 May 1864)
Scope: Report on Confederate troop movenments and scouts
1.21 J.B. Hood to General Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864. 7:30am)
Scope: Report on Union troops pressuring Confederate lines.
1.22 Adj. Gen. M.B. Ray to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (14 May 1864. 2pm)
Scope: Report of Confederate defense against Union attack
1.23 Maj. Gen. William B. Bate to Col. B. Ray (14 May 1864)
Scope: Report of Confederate soldiers repelling 2nd Union assault, made in two lines
1.24 Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, (14 May 1864. 8 am) . Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Concerning scout reports of Union troops
1.25 Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864. 1pm) . Resaca (Ga.); Dalton (Ga.)
Scope: Report of Union troops on Resaca road
1.26 Maj.Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864. 12:25am) . Resaca (Ga.); Dalton (Ga.)
Scope: Reporting skirmishes along lines with Union soldiers.
1.27 Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, (14 May 1864. 10:10am) . Resaca (Ga.); Dalton (Ga.)
Scope: Report on skirmishes along Dalton and Resaca Roads
1.28 Maj. Gen. Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864. 1:30pm)
Scope: A report on Union attacks against Confederate lines
1.28a Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864. 3:50pm)
Scope: Report of Union troops movement and inquiries into their actions.
1.28b Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, (14 May 1864. 9am-5pm)
Scope: Report on Confederate and Union troop movements around Ballen's and Green's Ford
1.29 Unknown Brig. Gen. to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (14 May 1864)
Scope: Report on Union line movements.
1.30 S. Gilliam to Col. B.J. Hull (14 May 1864) . Calhoun (Ga.); Resaca (Ga.)
Scope: Scout report on Union movement toward Resaca, Georgia.
1.30a H.W. Hannon to Joseph Wheeler (14 May 1864. 5:20pm)
Scope: 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.
1.31 Field Dispatch. John K. Jackson to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (16 May 1864. 6:30pm)
Scope: Letter acknowledging troop movement orders to 4 miles below Resaca, Georgia.
1.32 Kinloch Falconer to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, (19 May 1864) . Athens (Ga.)
Scope: Letter detailing availability of service, if needed
1.33 General Order no. 2. (19 May 1864) . Cassville (Ga.)
Scope: Announcement of Confederate staff appointments
1.34 Special Order no. 61. (17 May 1864) . Adamsville (Ga.)
Scope: Order for a transfer of duty. Signed Kinloch Falconer under the command of General Joseph Johnson
1.35 Ben Lane Posey to Kinloch Falconer (19 May 1864) . Richmond (Va.)
Scope: Stewart's Division, Army of Tennessee. Letter discussing a misguided Telegram.
1.36 Circular (21 May 1864)
Scope: Concerning sending wounded and ill Confederate soldiers to rear lines
1.37 Special Order (21 May 1864)
Scope: Orders for Confederate troop formation
1.38 Kinloch Falconer to Clifton (6 August 1864)
Scope: Discussing an ungiven leave
1.39 A.A. Greene to Capt. A. Bouanchaud (8 September 1864) . Lovejoy's Station (Ga.)
Scope: Request for a 48 hour pass to Macon, Georgia for the purpose of buying clothing.
1.40 John S. Bransford to Kinloch Falconer (9 September 1864) . Griffin (Ga.)
Scope: Letter addressing the issue of forgery and leaves of abscences.
1.41 Special Order # 302. General Hood (21 December 1864) . Richmond (Va.)
Scope: Order concerning assignments
1.42 Semi-Weekly Report of Effective Strength of Cavalry (10 April 1865) . Boon Hill Station (Ga.)
Scope: Report of Cavalry strength; includes Wheeler's Corp: Hume's, Allen's & Butler's divisions as well as Horse Artillery.
1.43 Weekly Report of the Army (24 April 1865)
Scope: Strength Report of Confederate force
1.44 H.A. Wigfall to Kinloch Falconer, (2 June 1865). . Montgomery (Ala.)
Scope: Regarding a Confederate army surrender and various travel arrangements
1.45 Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (25 April 1868) . New York (N.Y.)
Scope: Letter asking for information on Confederate troop losses and POW's
1.46 Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (16 June 1867) . Dalton (Ga.)
Scope: Concerning General Hood's allegation of suppressing the loss of 7000 prisoners of war.
1.47 Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (21 October 1867) . Abingdon (Va.)
Scope: Requesting clarification of Confederate troop losses and POW's
1.48 Braxton Bragg to Kinloch Falconer (2 August 1870) . New Orleans (La.)
Scope: Requesting data on the Confederate Army to add to the historical record
1.49 Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (25 May 1874) . Savannah (Ga.)
Scope: Concerning errors in reports of Confederate troop strength
1.50 Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (4 June 1874) . Savannah (Ga.)
Scope: Concerning errors in reports of Confederate troop strength & General Hood's attack on the data
1.51 Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Kinloch Falconer (20 June 1874) . Savannah (Ga.)
Scope: Concerning questionable reports of events at New Hope Church and setting the historical record
1.52 B.F. Cheatham to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (Undated)
Scope: Report of troop strength for pickett duty
1.53 Field Dispatch. Douglas West to Lt. General Polk (Undated)
Scope: 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.
1.54 Field Dispatch. William Henry Talbot Walker to Unknown Gen. (Undated)
Scope: Regarding communication of Confederate orders
1.55 Field Dispatch. W.W. Walker to Lt. General Polk (Undated) . Calhoun (Ga.)
Scope: Concerning Confederate troop strengths and telegraph communications
1.56 Alfred Jackson to General Walker (Undated)
Scope: Concerning a Union attack at McGinnis Ferry, near Duluth, Georgia
1.57 William Hardee to Brig. Gen. William MacKall (Undated. 2:25pm)
Scope: Report of Union attacks and an inquiry of news from a colleague.
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)