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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 800 items)|
|Abstract||T. L. (Thomas Lanier) Clingman was a businessman, mountain explorer, Confederate officer, and legislator for North Carolina and the United States. The collection includes papers pertaining to Clingman's Confederate military career, consisting entirely of military correspondence, orders, reports, and related items while Clingman was colonel and brigadier general serving in the eastern North Carolina and South Carolina defenses and in Virginia.|
|Creator||Clingman, T. L. (Thomas Lanier), 1812-1897.|
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T. L. (Thomas Lanier) Clingman (1812-1897) was a businessman; mountain explorer; legislator for North Carolina and the United States; and Confederate colonel and brigadier general, serving in the eastern North Carolina and South Carolina defenses and in Virginia. Clingman was born in Huntsville, Surry (now Yadkin) County, N.C. He was educated at the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1832 after which he read law. In 1835 he was elected from Surry County to the lower house of the North Carolina legislature. In 1840 he was elected to state senate and in 1843 he was elected to the United State House of Representatives. Clingman served terms in both the United State House and Senate before the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1861 Clingman was comissioned as colonel of the 25th North Carolina Regiment and in 1862 was made brigadier general. He served primarily in eastern North Carolina and Virginia and took part in the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia near the end of the war. After the war, Clingman became active in promoting development in the western North Carolina mountain regions and was an avid explorer of the area.Back to Top
The collection includes papers pertaining to T. L. Clingman's Confederate military career, consisting entirely of military correspondence, orders, reports, and related items while Clingman was colonel and brigadier general. The papers refer to events in eastern North Carolina and around Charleston, S.C. Included are lists of commissioned officers, reports on military operations, and other items related to the general management of the Confederate Army.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top