William Lovett letters
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William Lovett letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lovett, Sarah McGahee, 1843-1882.
Creator: Lovett, William, 1837-1895.
Title: William Lovett letters
Dates: 1859-1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0503

Biographical/Historical Note

William Lovett (1837-1895) was born in Robeson, North Carolina. On December 24, 1860, he married Sarah J. McGahee (1843-1882). They lived in Rockmount, Meriwether County, Georgia. Lovett was a private in Company E of the 41st Georgia Regiment during the Civil War.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters to and from William Lovett. Most are from Sallie, Sarah McGahee Lovett, to her husband, William Lovett, written from Troup County, Georgia, and Rocky Mount, Meriwether County, Georgia. They are written to William while he was fighting in the 41st Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War; they tell of home life in war time. There are two letters written by William Lovett: the first, in 1859, was written before they were married; the other is dated Camp Near Dalton, Ga., March 10, 1864, and pertains to his personal affairs. There are a few letters from other members of the family. One letter to Lovett, written Dec. 8, 1860, with an undecipherable signature, was from a jilted girl, written just a few days before his marriage to Sallie. Typed copies of the letters are filed with them.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America--History.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 41st.
Families--Georgia.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Love letters.
Lovett, Sarah McGahee, 1843-1882.
Lovett, William, 1837-1895.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], William Lovett letters, MS 503, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Exchange with John Duncan, date unknown.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: William Lovett letter to Sallie, 1859 November 5 ( 3.0 p. )
 
Item 2: ? C. Lay letter to William Lovett, 1860 December 8 ( 2.0 p. )
 
Item 3: I? D? letter to the Hon. W. Lovett and Wife; Miss Sally J. Lovett, 1861 March 3 ( 3.0 p. )
Sent from Georgia.
 
Item 4: J.D. McGahee letter to "Dear Brother", 1861 March 7 ( 3.0 p. )
Sent from Georgia.
 
Item 5: Sallie Lovett letter to William Lovett, 1862 March 26 ( 3.0 p. )
Sent from Troup Co., Georgia.
 
Item 6: Sallie letter to William Lovett, 1862 May 7 ( 4.0 p. )
Sent from Rocky Mount, Georgia.
 
Item 7: Sallie Lovett letter to William Lovett, 1862 May 24 ( 3.0 p. )
Sent from Rocky Mount, Georgia.
 
Item 8: Sallie Lovett letter to William Lovett, 1862 June 11 ( 3.0 p. )
Sent from Rocky Mount, Georgia.
 
Item 9: Sallie Lovett letter to William Lovett, 1862 June 24 ( 4.0 p. )
Sent from Rocky Mount, Georgia.
 
Item 10: Sallie J. Lovett letter to William Lovett, 1862 September 22 ( 4.0 p. )
Sent from Rocky Mount, Georgia.
 
Item 11: Mary E. Stone letter to Mr. William Lovett, 1862 December 11 ( 2.0 p. )
Sent from Rocky Mount, Georgia. Mary was William's cousin.
 
Item 12: Sallie Lovett letter to Billy William Lovett, 1864 February 14 ( 2.0 p. )
Sent from Rocky Mount, Georgia.
 
Item 13: William Lovett letter to Sallie Lovett, 1864 March 10 ( 2.0 p. )
Sent from Rocky Mount, Georgia.