Bartley McCrary letter
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Bartley McCrary letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McCrary, Bartley, b. approximately 1834.
Title: Bartley McCrary letter
Dates: 1862
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0519

Biographical/Historical Note

Bartley McCrary was the son of Ezra and Anna McCrary of Warren County, Georgia. He was a private in the 1st Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Claghorn's), Chatham Artillery of Savannah. His wife's name was Emerline.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Bartley McCrary to his father and family, 1862. The letter is written from Chatham County, Georgia, and describes life in his military camp found miles below Savannah. He was in the 1st Georgia Volunteer Regiment, Light Artillery, Chatham Artillery. McCrary mentions friends, including G. Dickson, F.M. Walker, and William Avery, with whom he was serving. The letter bears a note, signed F.M. Walker, telling the size of the company.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia. Chatham Artillery of Savannah.
Letters (correspondence)
McCrary, Bartley, b. approximately 1834.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Symmachus Trading Company, Boston, Massachusetts.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bartley McCrary letter, MS 519, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1949.


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

Item 1: Bartley McCrary to his father and family. Chatham County, Georgia, 1862 August 1 ( 4.0 p. ) View online.
Describes life in camp four miles below Savannah; mentions friends. Bears note telling size of company, signed F.M. Walker.