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Dr. Erwin James Eldridge letters, 1860-1865

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Type: Text
Creator: Eldridge, Erwin James, 1833-1902
Title: Dr. Erwin James Eldridge letters, 1860-1865
Date: 1860-1865
Description: The collection consists of letters between Dr. E.J. Eldridge and his wife, Emma, while he served as a surgeon with the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment and later with Cobb's Legion from 1861-1865. His letters tell of his duties and they often give descriptions of battles, including Fredericksburg in Virginia, and the Atlanta Campaign (1864). Emma's letters discuss family and political issues.

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related materials available in this repository: Dr. Erwin James Eldridge letters, MS 3065.

Dr. Erwin James Eldridge (1833-1902) was a surgeon with 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment, and then Cobb's Legion, serving in Virginia and then in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, during the Civil War. He married Emma Ronaldson. He resided in Flat Pond (Lee County) and then Americus (Sumter County) Georgia.

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: Eldridge, Emma Louise Ronaldson 1833-1879 | Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion | Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 16th | Atlanta Campaign, 1864 | Fredericksburg (Va.), Battle of | Soldiers--Georgia | Atlanta (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Lee County (Ga.) | Sumter County (Ga.) | Georgia | Virginia
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Dr. Erwin James Eldridge letters, MS 2925(m). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Dr. Erwin James Eldridge letters, MS 2925(m). 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:harg2925-001-001

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