Letter, near Richmond, Virginia to Julia [Ann DuBose Toombs], 1862 May 30

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Creator:Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Title:Letter, near Richmond, Virginia to Julia [Ann DuBose Toombs], 1862 May 30
Description:

In this apparent expansion of rat019, Robert Toombs, representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1843), in the U.S. Congress (1845-1853) and Senate (1853-1861), notes the receipt of his wife's letters, mentions Jackson's defeat of Banks at Maryland, and expresses hope that the war will soon be over [and the Confederates victorious]. He has heard unconfirmed rumors of McClellan's retreat. Entertaining the possibility that the Richmond army might be defeated, though, he suggests his wife retreat to the country. Praising the condition of the Richmond army, he hopes that the coming battle will be decisive enough to end the war either way. He notes the President's visit to their camp, and then he mentions many more of their friends. He tells of the assistance he gave to one of Mr. Standard's [slaves?] near Fredericksburg. Toombs gives his wife further updates on the health of their friends and acquaintances at camp with him and his own health as well. Asking her to tell Gabe he will write him soon, he closes the letter with his usual affection.

Digital image and transcription of original manuscript, scanned by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2001, as part of GALILEO.

Local identification number: rat017

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Confederate States of America. Army | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 | McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885 | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891 | Confederate States of America, 32.376097, -86.299915 | United States, Virginia, 37.431573, -78.656894 | United States, Maryland, 39.045755, -76.641271
Collection:Robert Toombs, Letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs, 1850-1867
Institution:Digital Library of Georgia
Contributors:Hargrett Library
Original Material:

Robert Toombs, letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries

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Forms part of Robert Toombs, letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs.

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