Robert A. Smith letter
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Robert A. Smith letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Smith, Robert A., -1862.
Title: Robert A. Smith letter
Dates: 1860
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0741

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert A. Smith (d. 1862) was a prominent resident of Macon, Georgia. He was active in political and civic affairs. In 1857 he was elected captain of the Macon Volunteers; the company entered into the Confederate Army as Company D., 2nd Georgia Battalion Infantry. He served in this company for one year, then raised the 44th Georgia Regiment Volunteers and was elected its Colonel. He was killed in June 1862 in the fighting around Richmond.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Robert A. Smith to James F. Torrance, 1860. Smith writes of Torrance's case against George M. Noel. Torrance was in Coffeeville, Mississippi; Smith wrote from Macon, Georgia.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Smith, Robert A., -1862.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Robert A. Smith letter, MS 741, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Schindler's Antique Shop, 1952.


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: Robert A. Smith to James F. Torrance. Macon, Ga., 1860 November 19 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding Torrance's case against George M. Noel. Torrance was in Coffeeville, Miss.