William T. Dean papers, 1849-1871 | Louisiana Research Collection
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ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 672
Primary Creator: Dean, William T.
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.
Subjects: Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 5th., Courts-martial and courts of inquiry., Dean, William T., Guines and Matanzas Railroad Company.., Louisiana. National Guard., Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871., Michie, H. B., Military appointments.
Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 5th.
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry.
Dean, William T.
Guines and Matanzas Railroad Company..
Louisiana. National Guard.
Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871.
Michie, H. B.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Source: Major George T. Sheehan.
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Preferred Citation: William T. Dean Papers, Manuscripts Collection 672, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Processing Information: Collection reprocessed in 1983 by SMW.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.
Other Note: OCLC Number: 814306536
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[Box 1: William T. Dean papers],
- Box 1: William T. Dean papers
- Folder 1: Marriage certificate, 1849 March 31
- William T. Dean and Margaret Nelson of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, issued by James McGary, Justice of the Peace. Signed by William T. Dean; Margaret Nelson; J. Twichell, minister; and three witnesses. Pendant ribbon seal.
- Folder 2: Correspondence, commissions, orders, reports, and other papers, 1856-1859
1856 November 6. Order: Colonel Henry Forno, National Guard Headquarters New Orleans to Company Commanders, National Guard Battalion, New Orleans requests review and inspection on 1856 November 13.
1857 September 22. Order: Colonel H. Forno to Adjutant Dean, Headquarters National Guards, New Orleans, requests election of Officers for Company A.
1857 September 30. Also attached above: letter: William T. Dean, Adjutant to Headquarters, Company A, National Guards, gives results of election held 1857 September 30, in compliance with above order.
1858 March 16. Letter: Louis T. Huard, Baton Rouge to Captain William T. Dean, City Guards, New Orleans, refers to an appropriation of $10,000 by the Louisiana Senate for the Louisiana Militia.
1858 August 4. Release: George Whittemore, Administrator, Camp San Juan [Cuba], releases Captain William T. Dean from contract with Gunies and Matanzas Railroad Company.
1858 August 6. Passport: issued by Governor of Cuba to William T. Dean, Captain. Signed by Secretario del Gobierno Superior Civil, Miguel Suarez. Spanish.
1859 October 9. Invitation: Committee of Arrangement, Battalion des Chasseurs á Pied de la Louisiane, to Captain William T. Dean, Honorary Member, for the Inaugural and Benediction of the flag to be offered to the Battalion by the Young Ladies of New Orleans on October 30, in full uniform.
- Folder 3: Correspondence, commissions, orders, reports, and other papers, 1861 January-April
1861 January 20. Letter: John A. Jacques, Fort St. Phillip, Louisiana, to Captain William T. Dean instructs Dean to pick up and forward mail via steamboat Empire Parish.
1861 February 13. Order: Brigadier General Elisha L. Tracy, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Louisiana Militia, New Orleans, to Captain Dean, Commander, Louisiana Grays, request company to assemble at Lafayette Square on 1861 February 14, for inaugural ceremonies of the Flag of Louisiana. Signed by John B. Prados, Aide-de-Camp.
1861 April 13. Commission: Governor of Louisiana, Thomas O. Moore elevated William T. Dean to rank of Major, 2nd. Regiment, Louisiana Volunteer State Troops, 1st Brigade, 1st Division of Louisiana Militia for the term of five years. Signed Thomas O. Moore, Governor; and Pliny D. Hardy, Secretary of State.
1861 April 30. Letter: M. Grivot, Adjutant General's Office, Headquarters, Louisiana Militia, to Major William T. Dean, 2nd Battalion, Louisiana Volunteers, forwards Governor's acceptance of services of Dean's command and orders it ready for immediate call.
- Folder 4: Correspondence, commissions, orders, reports, and other papers, 1861 May 10
- Commission: Governor of the State of Louisiana to William T. Dean confirms his election as Major, 5th Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers for the term of five years. Signed Thomas O. Moore, Governor; and P.D. Hardy, Secretary of State. Seal.
- Folder 5: Correspondence, commissions, orders, reports, and other papers, 1861 September
1861 September 8. Special order: Brigadier General John Bankhead Magruder requests movement of the Battalion of four Companies of the 5th Regiment stationed at Grove Wharf, Louisiana.
1861 September 9. Also attached above: order: assignment of the Battalion under command of Major Dean to duty in Fort Magruder, Virginia. Signed by Colonel Theodore G. Hunt, Colonel Commanding, Headquarters Forces around Williamsburg.
1861 September 9. Special orders: General Magruder, Headquarters Department, by George A. Magruder, Jr., Aide-de-Camp orders distribution of artillery companies at Fort Magruder and Redouts 1 and 2. Transportation will be provided for moving encampments.
1861 September 11. Report: Hugh Martin, M.D., Assistant Surgeon, 5th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteer, Grove Landing, Louisiana, Camp Page, Virginia, lists soldiers who are convalescent, but unfit for military duty, those in the military hospital, and those recommended to enter the hospital.
1861 September 14. Letter: Private H.B. Michie, Fort Magruder to General J.B. Magruder, protests arrest and detention without trial and requests a court martial.
1861 September 15. Report: W.B. Koontz, Captain, Company D and Field Officer of the Day, relates the placement of sentries and suggests improvements.
1861 September 17. Proceedings: Regimental Court Martial convened at Headquarters, Battalion Louisiana Volunteers, 5th Regiment, Camp Page, to try Private H.B. Michie, Albermarle Artillery. After the testimony was taken the court reconvened on September 19, but the records are incomplete.
1861 September 20. Letter: submitted to the Court by H.B. Michie to be used as part of his defense.
1861 September 24. Letter: Joseph Acton, Company K, to Major William T. Dean, Commanding Battalion, 5th Regiment Louisiana Volunteers, Camp Page, Virginia, requests dismissal of charges against him.
- Folder 6: Correspondence, commissions, orders, reports, and other papers, 1861 October
1861 October 1. Letter: Alexander Riouffe, Captain Commanding Company B to Colonel Theodore G. Hunt, Deep Creek, consents to transfer of Privates R.V. Rielly and Joshua Meyers from Company B to Company E.
Also, consent by Theodore G. Hunt, Colonel 5th Regiment Louisiana Volunteers.
1861 October 7. Special Order Number 27: Colonel Theodore G. Hunt, Commanding Post, Headquarters, Williamsburg, Virginia, encloses complaint and directs Major William T. Dean to punish offenders from his battalion. Signed R.I. Wingate, Lieutenant A.A.A.G.
1861 October 19. Certificate of disability for discharge in the case of Private Thomas A. Sadler, Company E, 5th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers. Signed Alexander Hart, Captain, Company E, 5th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers; William T. Dean, Major; Junius N. Eams.
- Folder 7: Correspondence, commissions, orders, reports, and other papers, 1861 November
1861 November 4. Letter: Alexander Hart, Captain, Company E to Major William T. Dean, Williamsburg, report on equipping and drilling of Company E by Lieutenant Palliferro.
1861 November 13. Letter: R.I. Wingate, Deep Creek, to Major William T. Dean, requests permission for Bank to attend the funeral of Private Walter Dorchester, Company A, Crescent City Guards.
1861 November 14. General Order Number 107: Headquarters Peninsula Army, Adjutant General's Office, Bethel, Virginia. President Jefferson Davis proclaims Friday, 1861 November 15, as a day of prayer for victory. Signed J.S. McIntash. Official copy.
1861 November 23. Extracts from Special Order Number 524: Major General Magruder, Headquarters, Army of the Peninsula, Assistant Adjunct General Office, Young's farm to Brigadier General Lafayette McLaws. Major William T. Dean's battalion is assigned to position on line of Deep Creek. Signed Henry Bryan, Aide-de-Camp.
1861. Letter: Colonel Theodore G. Hunt, 5th Regiment to Major Dean requests Dean as a field officer to replace Lieutenant Colonel Henry Forno who is on leave during an expected attack.
- Folder 8: Correspondence, commissions, orders, reports, and other papers, 1862 January-1865 May
1862 January 3. Report: William T. Dean, Major, 5th Louisiana Regiment, Field Officer of the Day to Brigadier General Lafayette McLaws, Commander 2nd Division, Army of the Peninsula. Dean reports enemy advancing on Bethel Road.
1862 July 31. Commission: War Department, Confederate States of America appoints William T. Dean to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Louisiana Regiment in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States. Signed George W. Randolph, Secretary of War.
1865 May 6. Pass: issued by Office of Provost Marshal General, Department of Virginia to William Dean to go to Norfolk. Signed Charles E. Scoville, Captain and Aide-de-Camp to Brigadier General M.R. Patrick, Provost Marshal General.
1865 May 25. Certificate of First Communion: George Dean made his first communion in the Parish of Maria Himelfahrt, New Orleans. Signed M. Leingouler, Rector. German.
- Folder 9: Oath of Office, 1871 July
- William T. Dean, Deputy Constable, State of Louisiana, Parish of Orleans, City of New Orleans. Witnessed C.M. Dibble. Page 2 appoints William T. Dean Deputy by Daniel Crowley, Constable, 1st Justice Court.
- Folder 10: Clipping and correspondence, circa 1850s; undated
circa 1850s. Newspaper clipping: relative to the election of Captain William T. Dean as captain of Louisiana Grays. New Orleans Picayune and New Orleans Bee.
undated. Invitation: Captain William T. Dean, City Guards, is invited to the dedication of the new Arsenal of the Washington Artillery.
undated: Letter: George S.S. Richards, Haywood Place, Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Colonel William T. Dean informs him of the death of Honorable Samuel T. Sawyer of Virginia, former Major in the Confederate Army. He died at the residence Mr. Ayres.