|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Waring, Joseph Frederick, 1832-1876.|
|Title:||Joseph Frederick Waring letters and diary|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
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.
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.
Original diary in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Material was acquired from descendent of creator.
[item identification], Joseph Frederick Waring letters and diary, MS 837, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of J. Frederick Waring, 1951.
Collection is open for research.
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|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.)|