William C. Humphreys letter
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William C. Humphreys letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Humphreys, William C., b. approximately 1832.
Title: William C. Humphreys letter
Dates: circa 1861
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0986

Biographical/Historical Note

William C. Humphreys was a member of Company F, 8th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. This unit was formed in Fulton County, Georgia, and called the "Atlanta Greys." Humphreys enlisted in the Confederate States Army on May 22, 1861. Humphreys was captured at the 1st Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), on July 21, 1861.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter written by William C. Humphreys to General Winfield Scott, August 21, 1861. Humphreys was a prisoner of war and asked Scott if he could be paroled or exchanged. The envelope is included.

Index Terms

Humphreys, William C., b. approximately 1832.
Letters (correspondence)
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], William C. Humphreys letter, MS 986, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop, 1952.


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: William C. Humphreys letter to General Winfield Scott, 1861 August 21