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Speake - McCalla Civil War Correspondence, RG 703
 

Listed by: D. P. Duncan
 

Date: May 21, 1984


Date Span: 1863-65

Scope / Content: Correspondence (1863-1865) between McCalla and his wife, Margaret Lewis McCalla, who refugeed from their farm near Morristown, Tennessee, to South Carolina in September 1863 after Union troops invaded East Tennessee.

Biographical Sketch: Richard Calvin McCalla, a native of Chester District, South Carolina, was a railroad engineer working in North Carolina and East Tennessee. In October 1861, he joined Prestman's Battalion, later 3rd Regiment, of the Confederate Engineering Corps, and served in East Tennessee. He became captain of Company A in 1863. In March 1864, he was temporarily named chief engineer of Longstreet's I Corps, and accompanied the corps to Virginia when it returned there in May.



 

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