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Francis Bickett letters to Isabella Bickett 1861-1865

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Type: Correspondence | Text
Creator: Bickett, Francis
Title: Francis Bickett letters to Isabella Bickett 1861-1865
Date: 1861-1865
Description: The collection consists of fourteen letters written by Francis Bickett to his wife Bell (Isabella) as he moved through Ohio, Virginia, Mississippi (Vicksburg), Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia during the Civil War. His regiment marched from Atlanta to Savannah where he describes leading the charge on Fort McAllister. Bickett's letters also tell of his love and concern for his wife and daughter, Bina. He apologizes for not having money to send to them, and describes his reenlistment and his wish for the war to be over so he can return home.

Francis Bickett was a 1st Lieutenant in the 47th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War.

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: Bickett, Francis | United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 47th (1861-1865) | Fort McAllister (Ga. : Fort)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Georgia | Fort McAllister (Ga.) | Bryan County (Ga.)
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Francis Bickett letters to Isabella Bickett, MS 3129. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Francis Bickett letters to Isabella Bickett, MS 3129. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg3129-001-001

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