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John McIntosh Kell letters

John McIntosh Kell letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: John McIntosh Kell letters
Creator: Kell, John McIntosh, 1823-1900
Inclusive Dates: 1861 March
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (2 letters)
Collection Number: ms1381
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John McIntosh Kell (1823-1900), son of John and Margery Spalding Baillie Kell of Darien, Georgia, married Julia Blanche Munroe of Macon, Georgia. During the Civil War, Kell served as an officer in the Confederate Navy. After the war, he served as Georgia's Adjutant-General from 1886 until his death in 1900.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters: dated Georgia Naval Steamer Savannah, Savannah, March 22, 1861, to "My dear Sir," signed "John McIntosh Kell," regarding the actions of Commodore Josiah Tattnall and the removal of guns from Fort Clinch, Florida to Fort Pulaski, Georgia; dated Georgia Naval Steamer Savannah, Savannah, March 25, 1861, to "My beloved wife," signed "John McIntosh Kell," regarding Georgia social news.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John McIntosh Kell letters, ms 1381. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
Georgia -- Social life and customs.
Kell, Julia Blanche Munroe, 1836-1917 -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1861 March Access Online