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|Creator:||Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885|
|Title:||Letter, near Richmond, Virginia to Julia [Ann DuBois Toombs], 1862 May 30|
In this shorter version of rat017 dated May 30, 1862, 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. He mentions Jackson's defeat of Banks at Maryland and expresses hope that the war will soon be over [and the Confederates victorious], and he says he's heard unconfirmed rumors of McClellan's retreat. Entertaining the possibility that the Richmond army might be defeated, however, he suggests she retreat to the country. The letter ends abruptly.
Digital image and transcription of original manuscript, scanned by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2001, as part of GALILEO.
Local identification number: rat018
|Types:||Letters (correspondence) | Text|
|Subjects:||Toombs, Julia Ann, 1830-1883--Correspondence | Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885--Correspondence | McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885 | 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 | 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|
Robert Toombs, letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries
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Cite as: [title of item], Robert Toombs, letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/zlrt/id:rat018|