CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR COVER ms. William Lamb (7 September 1835 23 March 1909) was an officer in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.He is best remembered for his role in commanding the Confederate garrison at Fort Fisher. The newly promoted Colonel Lamb assumed command of Fort Fisher on 4 July 1862. Although not trained as an engineer he spent most of the next two years working successfully to build the fort into the Confederacy's largest bastion. Recognizing its critical strategic value to the Confederacy, he successfully defended the fort against a Union attack led by Benjamin Butler in December 1864. In January 1865 Alfred Terry led a renewed attack against the fort and despite a heroic defense by Lamb and his garrison the fort was captured and Lamb was grievously wounded. He eventually recovered, becoming from 1880 to 1886 the mayor of Norfolk, Virginia as his father and grandfather had been before him. Initially a member of the Democratic Party, he joined the Republican Party in 1882.
In 1900 he was made a Knight of the Order of Vasa, for his services as consul for Sweden and Norway. He died in Norfolk on 23 March 1909 and is buried there in Elmwood Cemetery.His personal papers are held by the Special Collections Research Center at the College of William & Mary. His home at Norfolk, Kenmure, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Abner Johnson Leavenworth, a Petersburg educator and Presbyterian minister, clearly was one of the primary leaders of the group of educators who called the convention together.
He is credited with drafting the Circular of Invitation and his signature appears on a letter to Governor Letcher, inviting the Governor to the convention. Leavenworth was elected Corresponding Secretary at the organizing meeting and held the position until his death in 1869. His obituary included the following: The Educational Association of Virginia, of which he was the secretary, was established in large measure through his zeal and energy. He was an accomplished scholar, a faithful pastor, and, as a successful instructor, has left behind him few equals.
After struggling to keep his school open during the war, Leavenworths school property was confiscated by Union soldiers when Petersburg fell to their control in 1865. Although there is no record of him serving as a Confederate soldier, he was denied recompense by the federal government on the grounds that he had been disloyal. This item came from a lot comprised of 19th & 20th century covers, US & Foreign. Condition of these were generally better than usual! Some will have less wear, and some will have more, so please, view my high quality scans carefully, and form your own opinion of condition.In many cases, both sides are scanned so you can hopefully see any/all faults. They should be readily apparent.
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