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Creator: Coker, Francis Marion, 1827-1905
Title: Correspondence
Date: 1864 Oct.-1864 Dec.
Description: Letter from: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], Americus, to: F. M. C[oker], October 20, 1864. Pretty much the same as above. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], (Petersburg), to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], November 2, 1864. Family affairs, about clothes and shoes, news of friends and acquaintances, about food and taxes and finances in general. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Petersburg, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], November 4, 1864. Essentially the same as above letter. A little about the fighting--some discussion of the election and prospects of peace. Cold and cloudy weather. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Petersburg, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], November 10, 1864. Election--he is comfortable, with a snug tent--he wants to come home, quotes Burns. Family affairs. He is going to a wedding in the neighborhood. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Petersburg, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], November 12, 1864. Family affairs. (business) Personal affairs. He is comfortable, has a warm room in a house. Describes the wedding he attended. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], (Petersburg), to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], November 16, 1864. Personal affairs. Discusses the progress of the war--Lincoln's abilities and lack of abilities of President. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Petersburg, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], November 21, 1864. Family business matters. Discusses Sherman's campaign in Georgia. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Petersburg, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], November 26, 1864. Almost all about Sherman's campaign and cutting off of communications. He hears rumours of Sherman's burning and hopes he does not go to Americus. He is terribly worried and can't get news from Georgia. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Petersburg, to: [no salutation] [wife] [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], November 30, 1864. Personal. He doesn't see how the war can possibly last more than a few months. Hopes he can get a furlough for Christmas. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Petersburg, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], December 2, 1864. Personal. Quotes Burns and Shakespeare, Says all the army is discussing the war in Georgia. Hopes South-Western Georgia will escape. -- Letter from: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], (Americus), to: F. M. C[oker], December 6, 1864. Tells of what Sherman has taken from various people (relatives) and her plans should he [Sherman] come to Americus. She heard the battn. might be transferred to Georgia (continued on 7th and 8th of December--more of the same). Letter from: F. M. C[oker], (Petersburg), to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], December 9, 1864. Hasn't heard from her in 20 days. No chance for a furlough. Gen. Lee has ordered all leaves suspended to officers and men going through or to Georgia--on account of Sherman. -- Letter from: F. M. C[oker], Petersburg, to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], December 16, 1864. Hopes when Sherman is out of Georgia and roads are again open he can get a furlough. He thinks Will and Tink are in the trenches around Nashville. (continued on December 17---same). Letter from: F. M. C[oker], (Petersburg), to: S. C. [Sarah (Sallie) Alice Reid Coker], December 21, 1864. Roads now open for travel through Georgia--will try for a furlough.

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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 9, 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:harg0015-001-009

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