Ervin E. Addy letter
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Ervin E. Addy letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Addy, Ervin E., 1829-1862.
Title: Ervin E. Addy letter
Dates: 1862
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1510

Biographical/Historical Note

Ervin E. Addy (1829-1862) was born in Lexington, South Carolina on 2 February 1829. Prior to the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War (1861-1862) he lived and worked as a farmer in Coweta County, Georgia with his wife and two children. Addy served as a private in the 41st Georgia Infantry and trained at Camp McDonald in Cobb County, Georgia. He died 5 May 1862 in Lauderdale Springs, Mississippi.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from Ervin E. Addy to his wife and children on 28 March 1862 while he was stationed at Camp McDonald in Cobb County, Georgia. Camp McDonald opened in June 1861 and was the training camp for Confederate soldiers. In this letter, Addy commented about camp life, his regiment's marching orders to Knoxville, Tennessee, and his faith in God that he believed would help keep him safe while he was away from his home and family.

Index Terms

Addy, Ervin E., 1829-1862.
Camp McDonald (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

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Container List

Item 1: Ervin E. Addy letter, 1862 View online.