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William C. Goggans Civil War letters

William C. Goggans Civil War letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: William C. Goggans Civil War letters
Creator: Goggans, William C.
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1865, 2003
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2156
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William C. Goggans, Lieutenant (later Captain) in the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment, died at Richmond, Virginia, February 23, 1863.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters, written mainly by William C. Goggans and family, during the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Correspondences discuss army camp life, conditions and war news, and the wartime economy and psychology. Goggans wrote from camps in Richmond, Fredericksburg, James River, Cumberland Gap, Camp Jackson (Martinsburg), and Smithfield in Virginia; Milledgeville and Augusta, Georgia; and Meridian, Mississippi. Also contained in the collection is a letter from J. B. Walton to the General Commander, U.S. Forces at Savannah, Georgia, and Confederate civilian letters. Transcriptions of the letters are also included (2003).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William C. Goggans Civil War letters, ms2156, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

This collection (excluding transcripts of letters) 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

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 35th
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Goggans family -- Correspondence
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters Access Online