Joseph Frederick Waring letters and diary
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Joseph Frederick Waring letters and diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Waring, Joseph Frederick, 1832-1876.
Title: Joseph Frederick Waring letters and diary
Dates: 1861-1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0837

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Frederick Waring (1832-1876) was born in Savannah, Georgia. He was the Captain of the Georgia Hussars, and during the Civil War was Colonel of the Jeff Davis Legion of Stewart's Cavalry. After the war, he commanded the Georgia Hussars. He was Forwarding Agent for the Central of Georgia Railway Co. Waring died of yellow fever in 1876.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters and a diary. One of the letters, from Mary C.N. to Kitty, 1863, makes no reference to Joseph Waring. It mentions the death of Maum Doll and gives news of family and friends. The second letter, from S.S. (or L.L.) to Sandford, Savannah, 1861, gives news of family and mentions the burial of men from the Oglethorpe Light Infantry killed at the battle of 1st Manassas. The envelope contains a note written by Waring, "Fragment of paper carried during 4 years of war in pocketbook." The diary covers January 1, 1864 through May 9, 1865. It is a typed copy of the original in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Index Terms

Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 8th. Company B.
Diaries.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties.
Waring, Joseph Frederick, 1832-1876.

Location of Originals

Original diary in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from descendent of creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Joseph Frederick Waring letters and diary, MS 837, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of J. Frederick Waring, 1951.


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: Mary C.N. to Kitty. Macon, 1863 October 15 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding the death of Maum Doll; news of family and friends.
 
Item 2: S.S. (L.L.?) to Sandford. Savannah, 1861
News of family; mentions burial of men of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry killed at 1st Manassas. Envelope with the letter bears this note in the hand of J.F. Waring: "Fragment of paper carried during 4 years of war in pocketbook."
 
Item 3: Diary, 1864 January 1-1865 May 9 (2 volumes in one. Typed copy of original.)