John Oliver Judson Lewis letter
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John Oliver Judson Lewis letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lewis, John Oliver Judson, b. approximately 1839.
Title: John Oliver Judson Lewis letter
Dates: 1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0493

Biographical/Historical Note

John Oliver Judson Lewis (b. ca. 1839) was born in North Carolina. He married Sarah J. Lewis Clewis? on May 2, 1865 and was a farmer in Thomas County.

Lewis enlisted as a private in the 2nd Regiment, 1st Brigade of the Georgia State Troops, Company D, on October 8, 1861. He was promoted to 1st Sergeant of the 57th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Company A, on May 5, 1862. He was captured at Baker's Creek, Mississippi on May 16, 1863 and was exchanged on July 4, 1863. Lewis was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital in La Grange, Georgia, on June 19, 1864; he was transferred to a hospital in Columbus, Georgia on July 4th of that year.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from John Oliver Judson Lewis to Mollie (Mary). Written from St. Mary's Hospital in La Grange, Georgia, in 1864, Lewis states that he has been slightly wounded and that he wants a transfer to the Savannah hospital. He mentions friends killed or wounded.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 57th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Lewis, John Oliver Judson, b. approximately 1839.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Oliver Judson Lewis letter, MS 493, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Container List

Item 1: J. Lewis to Mollie Mary. La Grange, Ga., St. Mary's Hospital, 1864 June 21 View online.
Has been slightly wounded; wants transfer to Savannah hospital; mentions friends killed or wounded.