J. R. White letter
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J. R. White letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: White, J. R.
Title: J. R. White letter
Dates: 1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1801

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 7th.
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields.
White, Cynthia.
White, J. R.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


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

Container List

Item 1: J. R. White letter, 1864 View online.