John F. Floyd letter
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John F. Floyd letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Floyd, John F.
Title: John F. Floyd letter
Dates: 1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1800

Biographical/Historical Note

John F. Floyd resided in Dougherty County, Georgia, when he enlisted on 22 March 1862 at the age of 23. He mustered into the Georgia 51st Infantry, Company K as a Private and was promoted to 4th Corporal on 15 November 1863. Floyd was taken prisoner at Cold Harbor, Virginia, on 1 June 1864 and held at Elmira Prison, New York. He was released from duty in 1865.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one letter from John F. Floyd to F. H. Ferguson dated 5 August 1864. The letter was sent from Elmira Prison in New York. In the letter Floyd requests a new pair of no. 6 shoes.

Index Terms

Elmira Prison (Elmira, N.Y.)
Ferguson, F. H.
Floyd, John F.
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: John F. Floyd letter, 1864 View online.