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Francis Bickett letters to Isabella Bickett

Francis Bickett letters to Isabella Bickett

Descriptive Summary

Title: Francis Bickett letters to Isabella Bickett
Creator: Bickett, Francis
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3129
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Francis Bickett, a Union soldier, fought in the 47th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence written by Francis Bickett to his wife Isabella, March 1861-New Year 1865. Correspondences are dated St. Martin and Camp Dennison, Ohio; Virginia, Vicksburg and Camp Sherman, Mississippi; Larkinsville, Alabama; Cleveland, Tennessee; and East Point, Vining's Station, and Savannah, Georgia. Bickett describes marches, battles, rumors, positions, campaigns, and "a blockade runner that came into port." Excerpt from a letter dated February 8, 1864: "I will not build battles in the air."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Francis Bickett letters to Isabella Bickett, ms3129, 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

Bickett, Isabella -- Correspondence
Fort McAllister (Ga. : Fort) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 47th (1861-1865)
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1861-1865 Access Online