Friday, February 6, 2015

Captain Richard Alexander's Papers

The Alexander Family Papers are housed at the Tennessee State Library and Archives and are focused on Richard Alexander (ca.1786-ca. 1856), a Captain in the War of 1812, and...are composed of accounts, correspondence, military records for the War of 1812, deeds, land records... .  The military papers, largely requisitions for supplies, are the records of Richard Alexander, Quartermaster of the First Brigade of Tennessee Volunteers in the War of 1812.

There was an auction (now ended) that included Richard Alexander's papers (partial description below):

1st item: Partially printed document appointing Richard Alexander quartermaster with rank and grade of first lieutenant in a regiment of Infantry of the Tennessee Volunteers, commanded by Colonel W. Hall. Dated Nov. 21, 1812, Nashville, and signed by Governor Willie Blount.

4th through 7th items: ... receipts and supply requisitions, all related to Richard Alexander, quartermaster.... .

8th item: ... refers to Jackson's efforts to retain tents for his men which had been ordered back by the Secretary of War John Armstrong, as part of Armstrong's Feb. 6 letter ordering the dismissal of the detachment under Jackson's command. 

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