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Shoup's Battalion of Artillery letter and order book

Shoup's Battalion of Artillery letter and order book

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Finding aid for the Shoup's Battalion of Artillery letter and order book

BC.MSS.13.08

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

September 3, 2013



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Confederate States of America. Army. Stoup's Artillery Battalion.
Title: Shoup's Battalion of Artillery letter and order book
Dates: September 1861-February 1862
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet
AbstractThis collection consists of a letter and order book for Shoup's Battalion of Artillery.
Identification: BC.MSS.13.08
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is contained in one box.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the letter and order book for Shoup's Battalion of Artillery. It contains official copies of orders written between September 1861 and February 1862 by Major Francis A. Shoup, General William J. Hardee, and other officers. They were written at Pitman's Ferry, Arkansas; Bowling Green, Kentucky; and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. They relate to personnel matters, every day camp life and troop movements.


Biographical Information

Francis A. Shoup, a West Point graduate from Indiana, retired from military service in 1860. After a short time in Indianapolis, he moved to St. Augustine, Florida. In March 1861, he was appointed 1st Lieutenant of artillery in the Confederate army and assigned to serve under General William J. Hardee. Hardee was another West Point graduate who cast his lot with the South when war broke out.

Shoup was with Hardee in 1861 when a headquarters was established at Pitman's Ferry in Randolph County, Arkansas. They were assigned the task of organizing Confederate regiments in Arkansas. He remained with Hardee when his forces moved to Kentucky and then to Tennessee to support General Albert S. Johnston.

The orders included in this book were written at Pitman's Ferry in September 1861, from October 1861 through January 1862 at Bowling Green, Kentucky, and from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in February 1862. Written by Shoup, Hardee, Johnston, and other officers, they deal with camp life, discipline, personnel matters and troop movements.

Following the Battle of Shiloh, Shoup returned to the Trans-Mississippi, where he served under General Hindman and took part in the Battle of Prairie Grove. He later fought at Vicksburg and the Battle of Atlanta.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Bowling Green (Ky.) -- History, Military -- 19th century
Confederate States of America. Army. Helena Artillery. (1867-1865)
Confederate States of America. Army. Stoup's Artillery Battalion.
Hardee, William Joseph, 1815-1873
Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862
Murfreesboro (Tenn.) -- History -- 19th century
Pitman's Ferry (Ark.)
Shoup, Francis A. (Francis Asbury), 1834-1896

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Shoup's Battalion of Artillery letter and order book, MSS.13.08, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, March 2013


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