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Charles A. James Martin family papers

Charles A. James Martin family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles A. James Martin family papers
Creator: Martin, Charles A. James
Creator: Martin, James K. Polk
Inclusive Dates: 1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2738
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Charles A. James Martin was a Confederate soldier with Company H of the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence from Civil War soldiers Charles A.J. Martin, James K. Polk Martin, and probable cousin H.L.G. Whitaker, while serving in the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment in 1864. Letters are mostly written during the Atlanta Campaign, except for one, from James Polk while he was in a hospital in Alabama. The letters contain some comments on fighting, but the soldiers mainly discuss their fears of dying and concern for friends and family in the war and at home. Typed transcriptions are available for most of the letters.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles A. James Martin family papers, ms2738, 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

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 29th -- Correspondence
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters Access Online
12Letters Access Online
13Letters Access Online