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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864
|Appointment of Gibson's aide-de-camp to serve as agent in matters pertaining to slaves
|19 February 1864
|Gibson, Randall Lee (1832-1892)
|Brigadier General Gibson (Confederate) discusses matters pertaining to slaves owned by his family. Appoints his aide-de-camp, H.P. Kernochan, as his agent to handle all business discussed within this letter. Learned from his brother Preston that five slaves (Thornton, Wallace, Big Jim, Little Jim, Baker, and Bidwell) from his father's plantation have been sent to Judge Thomas Gholson. Discusses other slaves sent to Gholson for work in the mines. Relates that his brother has thus far been in charge of these matters. Written from Headquarters, Gibson's Brigade, Army of Tennessee.
|Civil War Military History Confederate General or Leader Slavery African American History Confederate States of America Children and Family Mining Labor Finance
|Gibson, Randall L. (1832-1892) Kernochan, H. P. (fl. 1864) Gholson, Thomas (fl. 1864) Gibson, William Preston (1833-1865)
|African Americans; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; The American Civil War
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945