This collection consists of twenty-one individual letters of correspondence between various U.S. Civil War military departments, regarding many different logistical aspects relating to national cemeteries. Some of the letters are requests for materials or the estimated costs of materials required at national cemeteries while other letters are building specifications, requests for maps, and applications or remarks of cemetery superintendents.
Permission to publish material from the U.S. Civil War National Cemetery letters must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
While most of the letters in this collection have various authors and recipients, M.C. Meigs appears six separate times as the recipient. Montgomery Cunningham (M.C.) Meigs was born in Georgia on May 3, 1816, and was an officer in the Union Army and the Corps of Engineers. M.C. Meigs was eventually appointed Quartermaster General under President Lincoln, and his military career lasted for almost fifty years, until his death.
This collection consists of twenty-one letters from various U.S. Civil War military departments to other U.S. military departments, regarding various aspects relating to national cemeteries. These aspects include: the location, construction and inspection of national cemeteries, requests for materials and proposed costs, and reports of appointments and comments of national cemetery superintendents.
This collection was a gift donated John Wright in April 1976.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
U.S. Civil War National Cemetery letters, 1867-1891, MS 264 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/221 Accessed February 02, 2023.