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Erwin James Eldridge letters

Erwin James Eldridge letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Erwin James Eldridge letters
Creator: Eldridge, Erwin James, 1833-1902
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2925
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. Erwin James Eldridge (1833-1902) was a surgeon with 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment, and then Cobb's Legion, serving in Virginia and then in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, during the Civil War. He married Emma Ronaldson. He resided in Flat Pond (Lee County) and then Americus (Sumter County) Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters between Dr. E. J. Eldridge and his wife, Emma, while he served as a surgeon with the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment and later with Cobb's Legion from 1861-1865. His letters tell of his duties and they often give descriptions of battles, including Fredericksburg in Virginia, and the Atlanta Campaign (1864). Emma's letters discuss family and political issues.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Erwin James Eldridge letters, ms2925, 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.

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 16th
Eldridge, Emma Louise Ronaldson, 1833-1879
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Lee County (Ga.)
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Sumter County (Ga.)
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in this repository: Erwin James Eldridge letters, ms3065.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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