James H. Mason letters
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James H. Mason letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mason, James H.
Title: James H. Mason letters
Dates: 1861-1862
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0547

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three letters, 1861-1862, from James H. Mason, two to his father and one to his brother. One letter was written from a military camp near Winchester, Virginia about Mason's recent experiences and giving information on the strength of the troops; he mentions Col. Bartow and Gen. Johnson. Two letters are written from hospitals in Atlanta: one contains information on Mason's health and his hope for furlough, the other giving advice to his brother on caring for livestock.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America--History.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Mason, James H.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop, Charleston, South Carolina.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James H. Mason letters, MS 547, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1950.


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.

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Container List

Item 1: James H. Mason to his father, camp near Winchester, Virginia, 1861 June 17 ( 2.0 p. )
Tells of recent experiences; data on strength of troops.
Item 2: James H. Mason to his father, Atlanta Hospital, Georgia, 1862 October 14 ( 2.0 p. )
Health improving; hopes for a furlough.
Item 3: James H. Mason to his brother, Fair Ground Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, 1862 December 5 ( 2.0 p. )
Advice on caring for livestock.