Henry Wray letter
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Henry Wray letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wray, Drucilla.
Creator: Wray, Henry.
Title: Henry Wray letter
Dates: 1861
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0883

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter written by Henry Wray, but signed by Henry and his sister Drucilla, to Mildred, a sibling. Henry and Drucilla live in Cedar Town, Georgia and emphasize the need for news on the impending war between the states. They ask for confirmation that Fort Sumter has been fired upon and to confirm that the Confederate soldiers are still in control of the fort. Additionally, the letter includes family news and discussion of family/friends joining the volunteers to fight in the war.

Index Terms

Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Wray family.
Wray, Drucilla.
Wray, Henry.

Administrative Information

Custodial history

Purchased from Mrs. Sterling Graydon, Greenwood, South Carolina.

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], Henry Wray letter, MS 883, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition information

Purchased, 1951.


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: Henry and Drucilla Wray to their sister Mildred. Cedar Town, Georgia, 1861 April 17 ( 4.0 p. ) View online.