Letter from Braxton Bragg to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, confidential, Aug. 13, 1861 [Digital Version]

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Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876, Letter from Braxton Bragg to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, confidential, Aug. 13, 1861 (August 13, 1861)

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Title: Letter from Braxton Bragg to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, confidential, Aug. 13, 1861 [Digital Version]
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Author: Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
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Publication date: 2010-06-07
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Description: 1 handwritten page
Source(s): Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876, Letter from Braxton Bragg to Gov. Thomas O. Moore, confidential, Aug. 13, 1861 (August 13, 1861)
Source Identifier: Kuntz Louisiana Civil War Collection, MS 256, Box 1 folder 32, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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  • Correspondence
Keywords: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876--Correspondence
  • Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876--Correspondence
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Confederate States of America--Defenses
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  • Louisiana (state)


Confidential

My dear Governor

We have some hope that
our government has at last the means to
allow us to assume affective operations
here, but fear we may be disappointed
I address you to know if you cannot
lend us a helping hand for a time.

You are well prepared in Louisiana
for anything which may arise, and if
you can aid in unmoringRegularized:unmooring this eyesore
from the gulf before the enemy can rally
you will be doing Lousiana as much
good as by fighting on your own soil.

I need at least 5000 men well armed
and equipped as Infantry. How many can
you spare me--say for two months?

Do not make this known, as it might
reach the enemy--

YrRegularized:Yours Truly


Braxton Bragg
Gov. T.Governor Thomas O. Moore
of LouisaLouisiana



Gov. Bragg--Confidential
Aug. 17th 1861



Rice University
Date: 2010-06-07
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