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|Type:||Letters (correspondence> | Text | Text|
|Creator:||Maxe, William H., d. 1862|
|Title:||William H. Maxey letters to Jeremiah Maxey, 1861-1862|
|Description:||The collection primarily consists of correspondence from William H. Maxey, a Confederate soldier with Company K of the 8th Georgia Infantry Regiment, to his father, Jeremiah Maxey, from June - December 1861. Maxey's letters, from Virginia, discuss his health, stays in the hospital, wounded friends, requests for clothes and blankets, rumors of troop movements, and asks for news of home. One letter, dated July 26, 1861, describes the death of Francis S. Bartow and the 1st Battle of Bull Run. Also contains an undated poem, THE DYING SOLDIER and correspondence to Jeremiah Maxey from other soldiers of the 8th Georgia Infantry Regiment. One letter, dated Richmond, Virginia, March 17, 1862 from Thomas Gilham, describes William Maxey's death.|
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
William H. Maxey, Confederate soldier with Company K of the 8th Georgia Infantry Regiment, died March 15, 1862.
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:||Bartow, Francis S. (Francis Stebbins), 1816-1861 | Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 8th. Company K | Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 | Soldiers--Georgia | Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Georgia | Virginia|
|Online Publisher:||[Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012|
|Original Material:||William H. Maxey letters to Jeremiah Maxey, MS 529. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.|
|Rights and Usage:||Cite as: William H. Maxey letters to Jeremiah Maxey, MS 529. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.|
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg0529-001-001|
|Related Institutions:||Digital Library of Georgia|
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
|Collection Information:||America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia|
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