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John R. Binion family letters

John R. Binion family letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: John R. Binion family letters
Creator: Binion family
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1646
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John R. Binion of Hancock County, Georgia, was a soldier in the Confederate Army.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters between members of the Binion family of Hancock County, Georgia from 1861-1864. Correspondents include John R. Binion; his wife, Frances L. Butts; James F. Binion, serving with Company F of the 10th Georgia Infantry Regiment; and Elizabeth A. Jones. The women write about typhoid and how it was treated, the community scare when an Irishman led African Americans to kill whites, of making uniforms and sacks for soldiers, and crops. John R. Binion writes of camp life, from Camp Satilla near Savannah, and Governor Joseph Brown's calling up the militia in 1864.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John R. Binion family letters, ms 1646. 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

Binion, Frances L. Butts
Binion, John R., 1819-1887
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 10th
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Slave insurrections -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters Access Online