Slaughter-Murray Papers

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Fredericksburg June 24th 1862 Genl Rufus Kng Commanding Division US Army Sir, I herewith send a communication for Maj Genl McDowell, which I respectfully request may be forwarded to him at your earliest convenience. Your many acts of courtesy and…

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 Kemper's Brigade
Jany 31st 1863

Hon. M. Slaughter
Mayor of Fredericksburg


Enclosed herewith I have the honor to send you two thousand two hundred and ninety one dollars and fifty cents ($2291. 50/100), being a part of…

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…

Richmond January 6th, 1863

Montgomery Slaughter Esq
Mayor of Fredericksburg

Dear Sir,

We have been surprised and disappointed that we have not heard from the receiving and distributing committee in Fredericksburg. We have (Rec) but one…

Hd.qts, Bulter Brigade Mar 3rd 1864

Mr. Slaughter
Mayor of Fredericksburg Va.

My Dear Sir,

Genl Young desires me to say that the enemy have escaped down the [Peninsula] & our party by _______. [C H* ]They attacked Richmond on the day…

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…

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…

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…

Bk of Virginia, Fredericksburg
Richmond, Mar 26/64

Mr Slaughter Esq.

Dear Sir,

Your of 24 is _____ with an ______ $121_ to your ______. We will comply with your request by ______ your balance is $______.

$188 was put to your credit on…
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