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Title J. C. O. Redington, Editor letter
Dates of Creation August 4, 1892
Scope & Content The Acme Haversack was a National Magazine of Patriotism and Song. The header at the top of the page indicates that for the year 1892, all subscribers would receive various volumes and souvenir issues. It appears Bernard had written the magazine for a map he wished to use.

The editor wrote that Colonel Rogers of the Battlefield Association had received Bernard's letter requesting the map of the battlefield. The Colonel asked the editor, Redington, to request that Bernard furnish an account of the Chancellorsville Battle from a southern perspective, which would appear in the issue of Haversack. Redington already had an original article from Gen. James Longstreet, and wanted more from other sources. It was understood that it was a Confederate victory, but he wanted the magazine to include side-by-side accounts from Confederates and Federals. He said it would be the first time that both sides were represented after nearly 30 years.

Redington says that the Haversack is not a paying concern and that it depends on contributors to send their contributions to correct the story and give information to the public at large. The magazine has been favored with some of the best writers in the country, and would Bernard supply an article on Chancellorsville or any of the other four battles. The magazine would be happy to furnish a liberal number of the magazines in which the article appears.

The letter is damaged toward the end of page three.

Redington continues - that the magazine will notify the public about the history Bernard is preparing, plus any business announcements about it. He says that Bernard is familiar with the Chancellorsville battle and a brief article may not take up much of his time, but any length of the article from a southern point of view would make it an invaluable edition. The magazine would like the article in a week to ten days as they would like the issue out by the 20th of August.
Year Range from 1892
Creator Redington, J. C. O.
Year Range to 1892
Subjects Accounts
Confederate officers
Confederate soldiers
Confederate veterans
Magazine publishing industry
Union officers
Union soldiers
Union veterans
Search Terms 6 Mechanic Building
Battlefield Association
Confederate Army
Confederate Veterans
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Grand Army of the Republic (G. A. R.)
New York City, N.Y.
Petersburg, Virginia
Spotsylvania C. H., [Virginia]
Syracuse, New York
The Acme Haversack
War Between the States
War Talks of Confederate Veterans
Washington City D.C.
Wilderness, The
People Bernard, Geo. S.
Bernard, George S.
Longstreet, James
Redington, J. C. O.
Rogers, William
Event Civil War
Collection George S. Bernard Collection
Imagefile 024\200975098.JPG
Number of images 4
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2009.75.098
Extent of Description 4 pages, size 5 1/2" x 8"