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1 Title:   Stonewall Register  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1865 April 20  
This collection contains a four page newspaper handrwritten by a Confederate prisoner of war at Fort Delaware in Pea Patch Island, Delaware. The newspaper comments on Sherman's March through North Carolina, General Lee's surrender, the assassination of President Lincoln, the author's dislike of President Andrew Johnson, and the price of tobacco and bread in the camp. The first issue of this title is held at the Georgia Historical Society (ms0766).
  Identifier:   ms4290  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   John G. La Roque letters to Nannie M. La Roque  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   La Roque, John G.  
  Dates:   1862-1864  
The collection consists of correspondence (and transcripts) from John G. La Roque, of the 4th Georgia Infantry Regiment, mainly to his wife, Nannie M. La Roque, from 1862-1864. La Roque's letters discuss the death of his son, his health and that of his wife, the morale and health of the men in Company E, troop movements in Virginia, casualties and deaths, news of friends and family, the problems of obtaining clothing for soldiers, the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, and his capture and imprisonment at Ft. Delaware, Delaware. The collection also contains one letter from La Roque to F.A. Billingslea, dated April 27, 1863, asking Billingslea to collect money owed La Roque and describing the readiness and troop strengths under General Jackson.
  Identifier:   ms360  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Aurelius W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Gibson, Aurelius W.  
  Dates:   1865 June 17  
The collection consists of one letter: dated United States Military Prison, Fort Delaware, Delaware, June 17, 1865, "To His Excellency Andrew Johnson, President of the United States," signed "Aurelius W. Gibson, Major 45th Georgia Regiment and Prisoner of War." In the letter, Gibson takes the oath of allegiance to the United States, and requests a pardon. Attached to the letters is a completed form for the oath.
  Identifier:   ms969  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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