Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr. letters
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Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr. letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Shields, Joseph Dunbar, Jr., 1842-1864.
Title: Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr. letters
Dates: 1861-1863
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1608

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr. (1842-1864), known as Dunbar, was born at the Hermitage in Adams County, Mississippi. His parents were Joseph Dunbar Shields and Elizabeth Fitzhugh Conway.

He was enlisted as a private in the Adams Troop of Natchez and served in Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia before being killed at Culpepper, Virginia in 1864.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains microfilm of letters written by Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr. to his family while serving in the Confederate Army from 1861-1863.

Index Terms

Mississippi--History--19th century.
Shields family.
Shields, Joseph Dunbar, Jr., 1842-1864.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.

Location of Originals

Originals held at Louisiana State University Library, MS 390.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

Microfilm reader required.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Joseph Dubard Shields, Jr. letters, MS 1608, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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.

Published Descriptions

Louisiana State University Special Collections:


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.