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Dr. Erwin J. Eldridge family letters

Dr. Erwin J. Eldridge family letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dr. Erwin J. Eldridge family letters
Creator: Eldridge, Erwin James, 1833-1902
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3065
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 correspondence of Dr. Erwin James Eldridge and his wife, Emma Eldridge, from 1860-1865. Eldridge writes to his wife from Starkville and Philadelphia, telling her of items that he picked up on the Manassas battlefield, long marches, and officers in battle. Correspondence from Emma to Dr. Eldridge (addressed: Care of Howell Cobb, 16th Georgia Regiment, Richmond, Virginia, and Macon, Georgia), regards news of their home from Americus, Georgia, family matters and a tornado that ripped through town sending slaves and livestock flying through the air. The remaining letters are addressed to Emma, from family and friends displaying concern for Dr. Eldridge and other family members.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Erwin J. Eldridge family letters, ms3065, 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

Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 16th
Eldridge, Emma Louise Ronaldson, 1833-1879 -- Correspondence
Eldridge, Erwin James, 1833-1902 -- Correspondence
Manassas (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Tornadoes -- Georgia -- Americus -- History.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Dr. Erwin James Eldridge letters, ms2925.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1860-1865 Access Online