Slaughter-Murray Papers

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Camp near Fredericksburg
Hd. Qtrs Army Northern Va.
January 9th 1863

His honor M. Slaughter
Mayor of Fredericksburg


Your note of yesterday enclosing an application from Mrs. Catherine Levi asking permission to return to her is…

Head qt. 8th La. Reg
January 5, 1862

Lieut James R Smith, A.D.C.


I herewith transmit to you $458 amount subscribed by our Regt for the relief of the sufferers at Fredericksburg. It is very little, we know and we regret it, but…

March 31st

Montgomery Slaughter Esq., Mayor of Fredericksburg


I have the honor to enclose to you a check for three hundred and twenty four dollars ($324), the contribution of Cos B&D and of the field and staff of the M-Cavalry. The…

Head Quarters Lee's Division
Cavalry corps, Army Northern Virginia
April 28th, 1864

Mr. Slaughter
Mayor of Fredericksburg

My dear sir,

I am instructed by Genl Fitz Lee today in answer to your communication which he received today that he…

Richmond April 13, 1863

Montgomery Slaughter Esqr.
Mayor of Fredericksburg

Dear Sir

I have again the pleasure to inform you of a deposit today to your credit in the Bank of Va. Of $124.30 sent to me from Charleston, SC, by the hands of the…

Guinea Depot
Jany-- 1864


Enclosed please find ($150) one hundred & fifty dollars contributed by the Officers and privates of Co. D 2 Va. Infantry 1st Brigade Jackson's Old Division for the aid of the Fredericksburg sufferers.


Richmond, Va Mar 28, 1863

M. Slaughter, Esq. Mayor

Dear Sir,

This will introduce to you Our friend Col. Ball “the hero of Fredericksburg” as we term him. He visits Fredericksburg en route to Stafford in ______ and may need your aid &…

Near Fredg, Aug 19th, 1863 Mr. Slaughter, Esq Dear Sir I am truly sorry it was out of my powers to see General Lee about the matter we were speaking of. This is to get him to have myself and Alexander Pratt detailed to scout for him over in the…

Hd. qts 1st Regt, N.C. Troops
Bivouac Near Fredericksburg, Va
Jany 3, 1863

Capt. F. T. Snead
AA Genl
Doles Brigade


I herewith transmit Five Hundred & thirty-seven ($537) dollars Contributed By My Regiment to the Fredericksburg…

Camp 1st Maryland Battalion near New Market, Va January 31st, 1863 To M. Slaughter Esq Mayor Fredericksburg, Va My dear Sir I am in recp't- of your favor of 22nd inst. You will please find enclosed 2 Drafts in Richmond in your favor for Nine Hundred…
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