The Resource Richard Brooke Garnett letters

Richard Brooke Garnett letters

Label
Richard Brooke Garnett letters, 1862
Title
Richard Brooke Garnett letters
Inclusive dates
1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1862, of Richard B. Garnett (ca. 1817-1863) consisting of a letter, 30 March 1862, from Garnett to A. S. Pendleton (1840-1864), assistant acting adjutant general of the Valley District containing Garnett's report on the battle of Kernstown; a letter, 20 June 1862, from Garnett to General Samuel Cooper (1798-1876) answering the charges of General Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) who had Garnett arrested for his performance at the battle of Kernstown; and testimony, 6 August 1862, of Jackson concerning Garnett's actions at the battle of Kernstown
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Richard Brooke Garnett was born 21 November 1817 in Essex County, Virginia. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1841. He saw action in the Florida War of 1841-1842, but saw no active service during the Mexican War. Garnett resigned his commission in the United States Army in May 1861 and was commissioned a major in the Confederate Army. He was appointed a brigadier-general 14 November 1861. He commanded the Stonewall Brigade at the battle of Kernstown and was court-martialled by Jackson for his performance at that fight. Garnett was never tried, however, and was transferred to George Pickett's (1825-1875) division in James Longstreet's (1821-1904) corps. Garnett saw action at South Mountain and Sharpsburg. He was killed 3 July 1863 while leading his brigade in Pickett's Charge. Garnett's burial site is unknown.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Richard Brooke Garnett letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
36
Immediate source of acquisition
Confederate Museum
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000501348
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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