John J. Hogg papers
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John J. Hogg papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hogg, John J., 1828-1895.
Title: John J. Hogg papers
Dates: 1862-1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0389

Biographical/Historical Note

John J. Hogg was born in Troup County, Georgia. His wife was Susan Ann McCalley. He served throughout the Civil War as a private in the Army of Tennessee. On January 29, 1865 he is listed as a private in Co. B, 37th Division, Georgia Militia and detailed as a schoolmaster in Troup County.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of typed copies of a three page diary, 1862, and letters to John Hogg's wife, Susan, as well as a few to his father, from various stations in Georgia and Tennessee. The letters tell of camp life, high price and scarcity of food and clothing, battle experiences, etc. Gives advice to his wife on planting, raising the children, etc.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 37th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Hogg, John J., 1828-1895.
Letters (correspondence)
Orders (military records)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Location of Originals

Originals in the possession of John Hogg's granddaughter, Mary Alford, of West Point, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], John J. Hogg papers, MS 389, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. R.J. Stall, 1960.


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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Diary, 1862 June 8-1862 September 8 ( 3.0 p. )
Items 2-33: Correspondence, 1862 June 11-1864
Item 34: Special Orders No. 75. West Point, 1865 January 28
Brigadier General R.C. Tyler. Georgia Military 37th Division, Company B.