|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||White, J. R.|
|Title:||J. R. White letter|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
J.R. White had a wife named Cynthia and an unknown number of children. He enlisted as a private in the 7th Texas Infantry during the United States Civil War and ended his military career as a 2nd Lieutenant. While serving in the military, he fought against General Sherman during the Atlanta Campaign in Georgia.
This collection contains one letter from J. R. White to "Cynthia and children" dated 23 August 1864. The letter was written when White served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 7th Texas Infantry in the line of battle seven miles Southeast of Atlanta, Georgia, during General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. In the letter White discusses the prospect of peace, the South's determination to continue slavery, his regiment's movement and battles, and Confederate money.
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|Item 1: J. R. White letter, 1864 View online.|