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Horatio J. David family papers

Horatio J. David family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Horatio J. David family papers
Creator: David family
Inclusive Dates: 1852-1868, 1949
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3127
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The David family lived in Maysville, Georgia. Thirza Bowen David (1803-1876) married James Horatio David. Horatio J. David (b. 1842), son of Thirza and James, and served in the 16th Georgia Infantry during the Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence from Horatio to his mother in 1864. He writes from "Camp 16th GA Regt." near "Gaines Farm," Petersburg, and near "Chesterfield Heights," Virginia; about his battles and wounds. Further letters are signed "S. B. David," and "Alice," and concern Dr. Bell's buggy, and the deaths of Simeon David and Daisie David. The collection also includes a newspaper article (preservation copy) regarding the Thirza David Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, family histories concerning Thirza Bowen David and her activities during the Civil War, and a bullet with a handwritten note that reads: "This is the bullet that caused the loss of H. J. David's eye in the War between the States, in the Battle of Front Royal on August 16, 1864."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Horatio J. David family papers, ms3127, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

David, Horatio J., 1842- -- Correspondence
David, Thirza Bowen, 1803-1876
Family papers.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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