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G.L. White letter, 1865 March 10

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: White, G. L., 1844-
Title: G.L. White letter, 1865 March 10
Date: 1865 Mar. 10
Description: This collection contains one letter and its transcription. The letter was written in Mobile, Alabama to G.L. White's unnamed cousin. The letter details the rumors White heard about General Sherman's movement through Georgia. He also states that a Union train has passed through Mobile with Confederate prisoners to participate in a prisoner exchange. Throughout the letter White makes inquiries about family news and other cousins.

Processing Information: Collection reprocessed in 2009

G.L. White was born in 1844 in Alabama and then moved to Cass, Texas where he lived in 1860. He enlisted as a private in Company C of the 32nd Texas Cavalry which was also known as Crump's Battalion of the Mounted Volunteers. He achieved the rank of 1st Sergeant before the end of the war. Additional information about G.L. White has not be determined.

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. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 32nd | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | Mobile (Ala.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Atlanta History Center, 2012
Original Material: G.L. White letter, MSS 539f, 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Rights and Usage: Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.

This collection is open for research.

Cite as: G.L. White letter, MSS 539f, 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:ahc0539f-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