Thomas Sidney Jesup letter
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Thomas Sidney Jesup letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Thomas Sidney Jesup letter
Dates: 1822
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0428
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Sidney Jesup was a soldier in the U.S. Army. He rose to the rank of Major General. He served in the War of 1812 and was appointed Quarter Master General in 1818. In 1836 he was assigned to command U.S. troops and troops from Georgia and Alabama operating against the Creek Indians. In December of that year he succeeded to the command of the army in Florida. He was wounded in 1838 in a fight with the Seminole Indians, after which he assumed his duties as Quarter master General, a position he held for the remainder of his life.

John Munroe was a Lieutenant at the time. He served in three campaigns against the Indians in Florida and in the War with Mexico. He rose to the rank of Colonel. He was the military and civil governor of Mexico, October 1849 - December 1850.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from John Munroe to Brig. General Thomas Jesup, Quarter Master General, December 9, 1822, regarding his unaudited accounts as Post Quarter Master at Tybee Barracks. Bears a note regarding settlement of the account.


Index Terms

Georgia--History--1775-1865.
Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860.
Letters (correspondence)
Tybee Island (Ga.)
United States. Army. Quartermaster's Department.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Thomas Sidney Jesup letter, MS 428, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alexander A. Lawrence, 1951.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.