C. Ann Butler letter
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C. Ann Butler letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Butler, C. Ann.
Title: C. Ann Butler letter
Dates: 1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0114

Biographical/Historical Note

C. Ann Butler lived with her children in Freedman’s Village in Arlington, Virginia during the Civil War. Her husband, William Butler, served in Company H, 2nd U. S. Colored Troops. It appears from a note written on the letter, that William Butler was killed at the Battle of Natural Bridge in Florida.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a four page letter, written January 30, 1865, by C. Ann Butler and sent to her husband, William Butler. In the letter she discussed her concerns over not hearing from him since October 1864. She briefly discusses family members and their children attending school. This letter was removed from a knapsack found close to a body on the battlefield.

Index Terms

African American soldiers.
African Americans--Virginia.
Butler, C. Ann.
Butler, William.
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans.
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 2nd. Company H.

Administrative Information

Custodial history


Preferred citation

[Identification of item], C. Ann Butler letter, MS 114, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition information



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 holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Container List

Ann Butler to William Butler. Arlington, Virginia, Freedmens Village, 1865 January 30 ( 4.0 p. ) View online.