The Peter Wellington Alexander papers contain an array of documents related to the Civil War. Alexander was a correspondent for the Savannah Republican and other Southern publications during the war. His papers consists of letters, telegrams, business records, and newspapers related to Alexander’s career as a lawyer and journalist. After the Civil War Alexander began collecting official Confederate documents, at took a particular interest in the Trans-Mississippi Theater. Alexander acquired a significant collection of Major General Thomas C. Hindman’s papers. Hindman assumed command of the Trans-Mississippi District on May 31, 1862. His collection of papers includes order books, telegrams, correspondence, military reports, and other documents surrounding Hindman’s military service from 1862-1863.
Only a portion of Hindman’s papers have been digitized and made available through Community & Conflict. Researchers are encouraged to Contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University to view the rest of the collection.
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