J. M. Wilson letter
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J. M. Wilson letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wilson, J. M.
Title: J. M. Wilson letter
Dates: 1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1623

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from J. M. Wilson to a Mr. King, dated July 30, and July 31, 1864. Within the letter, Wilson describes his activities while in Macon, Georgia during the Civil War. Wilson is a Confederate soldier, but is obviously not from Georgia. He asks Mr. King for news of Maryland. Wilson gives his impressions of Macon, which is filled with refugees fleeing the Battle of Atlanta, talks about General Joseph E. Johnston, and discusses the inflation occurring in Macon. Wilson was assigned to the position of Assistant Provost Marshall under Colonel Gibbs of Florida. Included in the collection is a typed transcription of the letter.

Index Terms

Johnston, Joseph E., (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891.
Letters (correspondence)
Macon (Ga.)--Description and travel.
Macon (Ga.)--History.
Wilson, J. M.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], J. M. Wilson letter, MS 1623, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Millicent Melaver, 1997.


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



1Item 1: Letter, J. M. Wilson to Mr. King, Macon, Georgia, 1864 (Typed transcript.)
Letter is dated July 30-31, 1864.