William C. Allen letters
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William C. Allen letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Allen, William C.
Title: William C. Allen letters
Dates: 1859-1862
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0004
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two letters written by William C. Allen. One is addressed to Allen's cousins and friends and the other to his cousin, America. The first letter, written from Adairsville in Cass County, Georgia, gives news of family, friends, and the weather. The second letter, written from Savannah, Georgia, gives similar information and also refers to "Yankee vessels...in sight of the city" and an expected attack. He mentioned that Cass County was renamed Bartow County in honor of Francis S. Bartow.

Index Terms

Allen, William C.
Bartow County (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], William C. Allen letters, MS 4, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Georgia Department of Archives and History, 1966.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright.


Creation of this finding aid and a MARC catalog record was made possible by a 2006 Museums for America grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Letter, William C. Allen to cousins and friends. Adairsville, Cass County, Ga., 1859 March 6 ( 2.0 p. )
News of family and friends; large freshet damaged railroad; mentions cousins Couney and Permelia.
Letter, William C. Allen to Cousin America. Savannah, Ga., 1862 February 2 ( 4.0 p. )
Savannah expecting attack, "moderately well fortified," Yankee vessels lying in sight of the city; Cass County changed to Bartow in honor of Francis S. Bartow.