|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Reconstruction era letter from Edward|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Edward, whose last name is unknown, was an Englishman caught in South Carolina and Georgia during the Civil War. He was arrested in Charleston, South Carolina and accused of having northern sympathies. He was acquitted for lack of evidence. He later moved to Augusta, Georgia and in 1863 married a British widow. Edward was a printer by trade.
This collection consists of one letter written in Augusta, Georgia on June 20, 1865. The letter is from Edward, whose last name is unknown, to his brother. Edward discusses his arrest in South Carolina, his wedding to an English widow on Christmas Eve, 1863 in Augusta, Georgia, the generally poor state of affairs in the South due the Civil War, and the emancipation of slaves.
[item identification], Reconstruction era letter from Edward, MS 1487, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David Caldow, 1991.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Item 1: Letter, 1865 June 20|