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Collection Reference Number GLC06455
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 
Title Appointment of Gibson's aide-de-camp to serve as agent in matters pertaining to slaves
Date 19 February 1864
Author Gibson, Randall Lee (1832-1892)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate General or Leader  Slavery  African American History  Confederate States of America  Children and Family  Mining  Labor  Finance  
People Gibson, Randall L. (1832-1892)  Kernochan, H. P. (fl. 1864)  Gholson, Thomas (fl. 1864)  Gibson, William Preston (1833-1865)  
Place written Georgia
Theme African Americans; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; The American Civil War
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945