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Thomas Ely Lee letters to Fannie Lee

Thomas Ely Lee letters to Fannie Lee

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Ely Lee letters to Fannie Lee
Creator: Lee, Thomas Ely, 1836-
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1890
Bulk Dates: 1862-1863
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2882
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas Ely Lee (b. 1836), soldier who served in Company K of the 49th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, was from Pulaski County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters from Thomas Ely Lee in the 49th Georgia Infantry Regiment while serving in Virginia, to his wife Fanny Lee from 1862-1863. He writes that he gets enough to eat but needs clothes. He states he went to Maryland and Pennsylvania, but believes the fighting at Petersburg may end the war. He mentions his commanders, Capt. Henry H. Whitfield and Lt. Capt. John Pate several times.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Ely Lee letters to Fannie Lee, ms2882, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

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

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 49th
Lee, Fannie
Pate, John Haynes
Petersburg (Va.)
Pulaski County (Ga.)
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Whitfield, Henry H., 1827-1886

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters (4), 1862-1890 Access Online