T. Coleman Papers, 1863
This collection includes a Confederate army pass to a T. Coleman, authorized by a lieutenant on 1863 January 23. With only one handwritten manuscript in this collection, it has not been possible to positively identify any name within this collection.
With only two organized Confederate forces in Mississippi on 1863 January, the pass had to come from either Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry command or Joseph E. Johnston’s emerging army around Jackson. It would not be possible for anyone to receive a pass from within John C. Pemberton’s army in Vicksburg, since they were under siege at the time.
The closest match to either name is a Thomas S. Coleman in Company H, 32nd Georgia Infantry. This unit was in Jackson at the time, but there is no lieutenant on the roster with initials that fit the lieutenant that gave Coleman the pass.
With such an absence of information, T. Coleman continues to remain anonymous.
The T. Coleman Papers were acquired by gift in one transaction from an unknown donor. It is unknown when this gift was given.
The collection begins and ends in 1863. The one record in the collection is a military pass to T. Coleman given on 1863 January 23 to visit a town in Mississippi.
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General condition: Good.
T. Coleman Papers, Accession #127, Box 1, Folder #, The Texas Collection, Baylor University.
Accession No. 252. Acquired 1989-08-09
Described by Paul T. Fisher. Released on 2013-06-17.
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