Joshua Breyfogle family papers

Joshua Breyfogle family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joshua Breyfogle family papers
Creator: Breyfogle family
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1910
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3124
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Joshua Breyfogle (b. 1848?) from Delaware, Ohio, enlisted in the Army at a young age. His father, Joshua D. Breyfogle, Sr. (1806-1868), and brothers, Roland (1842-1870) and William (1845-1865), had already enlisted. Joshua was first in Company K of the 86th Ohio Infantry, then the 5th Ohio Independent Cavalry Battalion, and finally the 13th Ohio Cavalry.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two items relating to the Breyfogle family and their experiences fighting in the Civil War: a diary of M. J. Breyfogle from 1864, detailing marching in Scottsboro, Alabama, Dalton, Tunnel Hill, Lafayette, and Henry County, Georgia, describing weather, positions, battles, and skirmishes; a typescript copy of an original letter, dated March 27, 1903, written by J. D. Breyfogle to his sons, detailing battles in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia. The collection also includes a typed genealogy of the Breyfogle family, and six family photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joshua Breyfogle family papers, ms3124, 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.

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