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Confederate officer servants passes and letter, 1863

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Type: Military records | Text
Creator: McPherson, James Birdseye, 1828-1864
Smith, Joseph B.
Wilson, John A. (John Alfred), 1832-1904
Title: Confederate officer servants passes and letter, 1863
Date: 1863
Description: This collection consists of six passes for servants of Confederate officers and one letter. Five of the passes were signed by Major General James B. McPherson, an officer of the Union. These passes permitted the servants to travel across Union lines to meet officers in the 41st and 42nd Regiments of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry. The letter, written by Confederate soldier Joseph B. Smith on July 8, 1863, is a request to permit a servant to travel across Union lines to meet his legal owner. The letter also contains the reply from Union Colonel J.A. Wilson that states the request will not be granted as servants can no longer be compelled to meet their masters across Union lines against their will.

Processing Information: Collection reprocessed in 2009

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Subjects: Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 41st | Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 42nd | Georgia
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Atlanta History Center, 2012
Original Material: Confederate officer servant passes and latter, MSS 478f, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.
Rights and Usage: Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Cite as: Confederate officer servant passes and latter, MSS 478f, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ahc/turningpoint/id:ahc0478f-001

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia