|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||McCorkle, John, 1824-1865.|
|Title:||John McCorkle correspondence|
|Extent:||0.1 cubic feet (3 folders)|
John McCorkle was a private in Company H, 37th Georgia Volunteer Regiment, during the Civil War. He was captured near Nashville, Tennessee, on December 16, 1864, and died of pneumonia at Camp Douglas Prison in Chicago, Illinois, on February 6, 1865. He was buried in the Confederate Cemetery at the prison camp.
McCorkle married Martha Stallings on March 16, 1829.
This collection consists of the letters of John McCorkle to his wife, Martha, and to his sister. The letters were written from Oliver Hospital in La Grange, Georgia; Missionary Ridge; Dalton, Georgia; Gamble Hospital in Newnan, Georgia; near the Chattahoochee River; Atlanta; Tuscumbia, Alabama; and Florence, Alabama. One letter, January 17, 1864, is from his wife to McCorkle. There is also a telegram from Dalton, Georgia, dated April 23, 1864, notifying McCorkle that his wife received the $30.00 he sent. Also included is a daguerreotype of John and Martha McCorkle.
[Identification of item], John McCorkle correspondence, MS 961, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Bill Moffat, 1975.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Correspondence, 1863-1864 April ( 15.0 items. ) View online.|
|2||Correspondence, 1864 May-November ( 14.0 items. ) View online.|
|3||Daguerreotype of John and Martha McCorkle, undated View online.|