Helen Maxwelll Anderson letter to General George McClellan, 1862 May 6.

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Title

Helen Maxwelll Anderson letter to General George McClellan, 1862 May 6.

Subject

Anderson, Helen Maxwell.
McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885.
Military occupation.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Williamsburg (Va.).

Description

Request of Helen Anderson to General George McClellan requesting protection for herself and property during the Union occupation of Williamsburg.

Creator

Anderson, Helen Maxwell.

Source

Helen M. Anderson Papers. MS 1989.13.

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1862-05-06

Language

eng

Type

Text.

Identifier

MS 1989.13.2

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Text

Page 1


Illustrious Sir


Being an aged Female of this
City, I take the liberty of soliciting your
Protection for myself, Household and
property under the present truly distressing circumstances


Your benevolent attention to this
urgent request of mine will be gratefully
acknowledged and remembered by me


very respectfully
Helen Maxwell Anderson
City of Williamsburg
May the 6. 1862



Sir
In the temporary absence of the Provost Marshal
General you will afford for the time being ample
protection to the persons and property of Mrs. Helen
M. Anderson. Dr. S.S. Griffin, & Mrs. Wright & family
Lt Col. Corbett Asst. Provost Marshall C.D. Jameson Asst Provost Marshal ......[illegible]

Address leaf


Maj. Gen. Geo. W. McClellan
in Command of U.S. Army
Present

Original Format

Ink on paper.

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Citation

Anderson, Helen Maxwell., “Helen Maxwelll Anderson letter to General George McClellan, 1862 May 6.,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 19, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/32.