Gibbons family papers  1858-1941 (bulk 1868-1941)
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Container / Location Title
Box   103, Schoff Civil War Collection  
Correspondence and Documents [series]
Folder   1  
  [1863 April or May] . H[enry] M[oses] Judah PrD to [Byron D.] Paddock; s.l. (1 page)
Invitation to join Judah at headquarters on May 1, 1863.
 
  1864 April 20 . B[yron] D. Paddock ALS to W. W. Deane; Knoxville, Tennessee. (1 page)
Has charge of 5 prisoners but believes that they are of no use in their current location. With additional notes by several officers.
 
  1864 May 20 . Ed. R. Kerstetter ADS to [Byron D.] Paddock; Kingston, Georgia. (2 pages)
Manuscript of a circular letter. By order of General Sherman. Encourages soldiers to correspond with family members and friends, despite recent reports to the contrary. Negative opinion of men who follow the army solely to gather information
 
  1864 August 26 . B[yron] D. Paddock ALS to M[ilo] S[mith] Hascall; near Atlanta, Georgia. (4 pages)
Report of 1st Michigan Light Infantry Regiment, Battery F, for August 1864. Battery's movements prior to and during the siege of Atlanta. Union Army advances and success against Confederate forces. Battery F's engagements with Confederate batteries.
 
  1864 November 7 . Byron D. Paddock DS to [John Robertson]; s.l. ( 3 pages)
Report of the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Regiment, Battery F, from November 1, 1863-November 1, 1864. Number of casualties and alterations, categorized by cause. Report of regiment's movements and actions in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia from December 24, 1863-October 30, 1864 primarily with the 23rd Army Corps, 2nd Division. Participation in Battle of Resaca, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, siege of Atlanta, and many skirmishes.
 
  1864 December 16 . B[yron] D. Paddock ALS to G[eorge] W[heeler] Schofield; Nashville, Tennessee. (4 pages)
Report of the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Regiment, Battery F, for November 8, 1864-December 9, 1864. Railroad journey from Chattanooga to Nashville. Establishment of quarters at Johnsonville and description of two-week March from Johnsonville to Nashville, including locations of temporary encampments. Casualties from guerilla activity. Avoidance of Confederate forces amassed near Nashville. Soldiers' health.
 
  1865 January 4 . G[eorge] W[heeler] Schofield ANS to B[yron] D. Paddock; Louisville, [Kentucky]. (1 page)
Telegraphed request for Paddock's confirmation of receipt of guns.
Box   103, Schoff Civil War Collection Folder   2
Military Orders [series]
 
  1863 June 3 . P[ierce] B[utler] Hawkins ADS to B[yron] D. Paddock; Bowling Green, Kentucky. (1 page)
Extract from special order no. 154, regarding the appointment of B. D. Paddock to acting assistant inspector general and ordnance officer at Bowling Green.
 
  1864 February 2 . W. P. Anderson ADS to [Byron D.] Paddock; Lexington, Kentucky. (1 page)
Orders Paddock to take recruits to Camp Nelson and then to proceed to the front to organize his battery. With additional notes by William L. King and another officer.
 
  1864 March 3 . Henry Curtis ADS to B[yron] D. Paddock; Knoxville, Tennessee. (1 page)
Orders Paddock to turn over recruits to the post commander at Knoxville.
 
  1864 March 14 . Henry Curtis ADS to [Byron D.] Paddock; Knoxville, Tennessee. (1 page)
Orders Paddock to report to the chief of artillery at Knoxville.
 
  [1864] March 30 . John E. Marshall PrD; Nashville, Tennessee. (9 pages)
General orders for artillery regiments in the Military Division of the Mississippi, regarding commanders' responsibility to choose positions and strategies for the efficient use of artillery fire. Table of guns, projectiles, weight, and range.
Folder   3  
  1864 June 4 . Ed. R. Kerstetter DS; near Dallas, Georgia. (4 pages)
By order of General Sherman. Special field orders regarding removal of wounded soldiers from battlefields during skirmishes or battles, proximity of hospitals to the bulk of the corps, skulking and straggling, and commanders' responsibility to ensure that troops do not avoid duty. Recommends shooting stragglers or forcing them to perform hard labor.
 
  1864 September 9 . Ed. R. Kerstetter DS; Decatur, Georgia. (3 pages)
By command of Brigadier General Hascall. General orders regarding troops' commendable service and bravery during Atlanta campaign. Mentions several specific engagements and casualties.
 
  1864 September 11 . Ed. R. Kerstetter DS; Decatur, Georgia. (1 page)
By command of Major General Schofield. Special field orders regarding deportation of Decatur citizens who cannot feed themselves. Prohibition of interaction between picket guards and civilians outside of Union lines.
 
  Undated December 12 . J. A. Cambell DS; Nashville, Tennessee. (1 page)
By command of Major General Schofield. Special field orders regarding preparations to supply soldiers for active operations.
Box   103, Schoff Civil War Collection  
Newspaper Clipping [series]
 
  1864 June 23 . "Onega" PrL; Marietta, [Georgia]. (1 page)
Newspaper reprint of correspondence regarding engagements between Union and Confederate forces on June 22 and 23. Progress of General Sherman's operations.
Box   103, Schoff Civil War Collection Folder   4
Typescript [series]
 
Notes regarding Byron D. Paddock's military service and the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Regiment, Battery F.
 
Byron D. Paddock diary typescript,  January 1, 1862-April 15, 1865