G.W. McGee Document,1862

Descriptive Summary

Title
G.W. McGee Document,1862
Creator
Confederate States Nitre and Mining Bureau
Extent
1 item
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This document issued by the "CSNM Bureau" [apparently the Confederate States Nitre and Mining Bureau] from Knoxville, Tennessee October 13, 1862, authorized McGee to manufacture nitre. While he was so employed, this document protected him from interference by "Enrolling or Recruiting Officers" trying to conscript troops for the Confederate Army.
A note concerning the donation with the document states McGee's father ran a store at Eagles Nest on the Holston River in Tennessee and that the McGees evidently made gunpowder.
Arrangement: Chronological
Storekeeper, gunpowder manufacturer
County: Civil War