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Creator: Coker, Francis Marion, 1827-1905
Title: Correspondence
Date: 1863 Jan.-1863 Aug. 7
Description: Letter from: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], (Americus), to: F. M. C[oker], July 5, 1863. He got his transfer and was headed for Sharpsburg, MD., when she last heard. She hopes he can come by home soon. Maybe on the 11 o'clock train today [he didn't]--Evening--She is sick with disappointment. Maybe he'll come tomorrow. Neighborhood news. -- Letter from: J. S. Geoyner, (Camp near Culpepper C. H. VA.), to: F. M. C[oker], July 26, 1863. Concerning four unidentified objects. -- Letter from: W. B. Tinsley, (Bank of Savannah), to: F. M. C[oker], August 6, 1863. Business letter. -- Letter from: Benjamin F. Johnson (sallie's brother), (Eatonton), to: F. M. C[oker], August 7, 1863. Business letter, Can't get some things Mr. Coker wanted--could get Col Speer's wheat. -- Letter from: Thomas A. Brown, (Talbatton, Ga.), to: W. R. Matthews, Richmond Va., August 10, 1863. Introducing Mr. Coker and recommending him for offices of Post Q. Master of the 3rd Congressional District of Ga. Mr. C. has been agent of the Bank of Savannah in Americus for years and is well qualified. -- Letter from: T. A. Brown, to: F. M. C[oker], August 11, 1863. He has heard that the Q Master has already been appointed--not to F. M. C. -- Letter from: Chas. M Peck, LT. Adjt., (Headquarters of Conscription, Macon), to: LT. F. M. C[oker], September 2, 1863. Special Orders, No. 544 LT. Coker is assigned to duty as EN-rolling Officer for 1st Cong. Dist. of Ga. with Headquarters in Savannah. -- Letter from: H. McDaniel, to: F. M. Coker, Americus, Ga., September 5, 1863. Business letter. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], September 18, 1863. Sorry to hear Mattie is sick. He can't get home anytime soon. He's only commissioned officer there. Hopes she can come see him soon although she won't like his boarding house. He tried to find her a dress. Only one was black alpaca--would she like it? Found some black silk ½ yard wide at $35 a yard. More about prices. Hopes war will soon be over. -- Letter from: Lucius R. [letter torn], (Sumter Artillery Battn. Near Orange C. H. VA), to: F. M. C[oker], September 28, 1863. Henry Hill paid him the money he (Hill) owed Coker. What shall he do with it? Dangerous to send through mail. We are in full view of Yanks but doesn't think ther'll be a fight. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], (Savannah), to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], September 26, 1863. Short note. Is sending Alpaca. Family matters. She can take a music teacher to board if she wants to. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Savannah, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], September 29, 1863. Family matters. Wants her to come visit him. Prices in Savannah. Short letter. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], October 2, 1863. Prices in Savannah. Thread is $1.75 to $2.00 per spool, Everything will go higher, he feels. Wilmington is the only Port where they can run the blockade now. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], October 4, 1863. Family affairs--the baby has chills. She must obey the doctor and take medicine herself. Can't find her any shoes. Little cloth ones are $18 a pair. Prices of clothes. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], (Savannah), to: Wife [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], October 8, 1863. Family matters. Has bought India a pair of little leather shoes for $14. He may come home in a week or so. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], (Savannah), to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], October 9, 1863. Short note. Is sending the paper measure of India's shoes. Will they fit? He has a cold. -- Letter from: W. B. Coker, (Thunderbolt), to: F. M. C[oker], October 9, 1863. Is just out of hospital. Has fever. John is better. He hears someone told Sallie he was drunk. He says he wasn't and can prove it! [on top of letter] P. S. F. M. C. to Sallie--Please write me the facts. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Savannah, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], October 21, 1863. He has just returned from visit home. Hopes she can come soon and hates for her to have to change trains in Macon and wait there for two hours by herself. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Savannah, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], October 24, 1863. Prices--buying and selling. Got some money owed him and invested it in thread, pins, etc. for sale. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], (Eng.'s Office 1st Cong. Dist., GA (Savannah)), to: S.C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], October 27, 1863. Very busy. Tells her what to do or have done. What to buy and/or swap. What to do on the plantation. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Eng.'s Office 1st Cong. Dist., GA (Savannah), to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], October 28, 1863. Asks about a slave for sale. Family affairs. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Eng.'s Office 1st Cong. Dist., GA (Savannah), to: Captain W. W. Gordon, November 12, 1863. [certified copy] Report of a case of a soldier failing to report after a 30 day leave. He was arrested, but released without Coker's orders. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], (Savannah), to: Captain W. W. Gordan, November 18, 1863. More about the same case. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Savannah, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], November 23, 1863. Has just returned from another trip. Had stopped off in Macon. She wanted her shawl dyed, but they couldn't dye it any color but black. News of friends. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], December 6, 1863. Family matters. He can get her a hat. Also a hair nett. Prices

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Subjects: Coker, Sarah Alice Reid | Confederate States of America. Army | Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862 | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Petersburg Crater, Battle of, Va., 1864 | Richmond (Va.) | Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862 | Sherman's March to the Sea | Soldiers--Georgia | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Officers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Foreign | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Library, 2012
Original Material: Box 1 Folder 6, Frances Marion Coker papers. MS 15. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Frances Marion Coker papers. MS 15. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg0015-001-006

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Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia