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The Citadel and the American Civil War

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Edward Croft extension of furlough, March 19, 1864
Edward Croft extension of furlough, March 19, 1864 Certificate granting Croft an extension of furlough due to a wound suffered at Gettysburg.
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Edward Croft extension of furlough, February 11, 1864
Edward Croft extension of furlough, February 11, 1864 Certificate granting Croft an extension of furlough due to a wound suffered at Gettysburg.
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Edward Croft extension of furlough, January 16, 1864
Edward Croft extension of furlough, January 16, 1864 Certificate granting Croft an extension of furlough due to a wound suffered at Gettysburg.
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Appointment of Edward Croft to rank of Lieutenant Colonel
Appointment of Edward Croft to rank of Lieutenant Colonel An official appointment of Edward Croft to rank of Lieutenant Colonel, signed by Confederate States Secretary of War, James Seddon.
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Appointment of Edward Croft to rank of Major
Appointment of Edward Croft to rank of Major An official appointment of Edward Croft to rank of Major, signed by Confederate States Secretary of War, James Seddon.
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Letters to C. Irvine Walker relating to his and others' efforts to reopen the Citadel and its early history
Letters to C. Irvine Walker relating to his and others' efforts to reopen the Citadel and its early history up to 1885 Letters documenting Walker's and others' efforts to reopen The Citadel after the Civil War and account of post-war Citadel history to 1885.
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Reminiscences of Days in The Citadel 1858-1861
Reminiscences of Days in The Citadel 1858-1861 A typescript by Walker that consists of anecdotes of events and cadet life, including the beginning of the Civil War.
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General Orders No. 50 (Raising the flag on Fort Sumter)
General Orders No. 50 (Raising the flag on Fort Sumter) General Orders No. 50 from the War Department stating that Brevet Major-General Robert Anderson will raise the flag on Fort Sumter April 14, 1865. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher will deliver a public address at the ceremonies.
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Special Orders No. 239 (Granting Croft leave of absence)
Special Orders No. 239 (Granting Croft leave of absence) Special Orders No. 239 from the Head Quarters Deparment of Henrico granting Croft leave of absence for 60 days.
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Special Orders No. 198 (Assembly of Croft's Company)
Special Orders No. 198 (Assembly of Croft's Company) Special Orders No. 198 from the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office of South Carolina stating that Croft's company will assemble in Aiken. Signed by acting Adjutant and Inspector General Charles H. Simonton.
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Recommendation of Edward Croft to rank of Captain
Recommendation of Edward Croft to rank of Captain Letter of recommendation for Croft to rank of Captain, signed by South Carolina Governor, Francis Pickens.
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Appointment of Edward Croft to rank of Captain
Appointment of Edward Croft to rank of Captain An official appointment of Edward Croft to rank of Captain, signed by South Carolina Governor Francis Pickens.
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Gen. Perrin's Report: Colonel Abner Perrin's Report of the Battle of Gettysburg, McGowan's Brigade,
Gen. Perrin’s Report: Colonel Abner Perrin’s Report of the Battle of Gettysburg, McGowan’s Brigade, July 1, 2 and 3, 1863 Major General Perrin's detailed account of McGowan's Brigade, the infantry unit he led, during the Battle of Gettysburg. Mentioned are the efforts of various officers as well as the tactical maneuvers during the three-day battle.
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The First Shot
The First Shot Sams was assistant professor at The Arsenal Academy from April 1862 - May 1865 and was an 1861 graduate of The Citadel. In this typescript, Sams describes The Citadel cadets firing on the Star of the West.