Benjamin S. Williams correspondence, certificate, and poem
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Benjamin S. Williams correspondence, certificate, and poem

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Williams, Benjamin S., 1843-
Title: Benjamin S. Williams correspondence, certificate, and poem
Dates: 1863-1919
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0869

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin S. Williams was the son of Col. Gilbert W.M. Williams, commander of the 47th Georgia Volunteer Regiment. Benjamin enlisted in the Confederate States Army at Savannah and began his service in 1861 in the 1st Corp, 1st Company F of the 25th Georgia Regiment. On May 12, 1862, he was transferred to Company G of the 47th Georgia Volunteer Regiment as a private. He became adjutant may 12, 1862 and served throughout the Civil War.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three letters, a certificate, and a poem. The first letter, from William S. Dilworth to Maj. Wilson, 1863, requests distress leave for Lieutenant Williams. The second letter, from Misses Watkins and Prentiss to Lieutenants Williams and Rawls, invited the lieutenants to tea. Williams and Rawls were at the Blind School Hospital at the time. The third letter is from A.M. Manigault to Capt. B.S. Williams, 1881. Manigault notifies Williams that his commission as Captain of Company A of the 3rd Regiment Cavalry, S.V.T., has been accepted by Governor Haygood. Also included in the collection are a certificate of B.S. Williams' Confederate military service in Company A, Altamaha Scouts Company I, and a satirical poem about love, signed by Thomas Williams.


Index Terms

Certificates.
Confederate States of America. Army--Leaves and furloughs.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Haygood, Atticus G., (Atticus Greene), 1839-1896.
Letters (correspondence)
Poems.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Williams, Benjamin S., 1843-

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Mrs. Sterling Graydon, Greenwood, S.C.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Benjamin S. Williams correspondence, certificate, and poem, MS 869, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 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: William S. Dilworth to Maj. Wilson, A.A.G., Gen. Stovall's headquarters, 1863 April 1 ( 1.0 p. )
Requesting distress leave for Lt. Williams.
 
Item 2: Misses Watkins and Prentiss to Lieuts. Williams and Rawls, 186? July 7
Invitation to tea.
 
Item 3: A.M. Manigault to Capt. B.S. Williams. Columbia, S.C., 1881 June 29 ( 1.0 p. )
Notifying that Williams' commission as Capt. Co. A., 3rd Regt. Cavalry, S.V.T. has been accepted by Gov. Haygood.
 
Item 4: Certificate of B.S. Williams' Confederate military service in Co. A, Altamaha Scouts Co. I ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 5: Satirical poem on love, Undated ( 1.0 p. )
Signed Thomas Williams, Waynesboro, Ga.