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Accession number 1996.039
Catalog Number 1996.039
Collection Pearce Civil War Collection
Object Name Letter
Title Ransom (Robert Jr.) Papers, 1864
Creator Ransom, Robert Jr.
Date May 26, 1864
Dates of Creation May 26, 1864
Other Creators Bragg, Braxton
Scope & Content General Ransom's annoyance is clear from his tone in this signed, dated letter written on blue letter paper. "I at once flatly contradicted the report & stated what were the facts, that to my knowledge every effort was made by you to hold it & to keep open communications with this city." And later, "Whence how emanated these groundless rumors I am at a loss to know; certainly either from the imaginations of those wholly ignorant of the facts, or else from those who from malice wish to injure men who have faithfully served our country & watched its best interest. If it should become necessary to refute falsehoods you can use this as you may see fit." This letter is an illuminating example of political machinations.

General Bragg acknowledged the letter on the reverse.
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People Ransom, Robert, Jr.
Bragg, Braxton
Search Terms Battle of Petersburg
Credit line Pearce Civil War Collection
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Physical characteristics English