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Thomas W.G. Inglet letters to Martha Inglet

Thomas W.G. Inglet letters to Martha Inglet

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas W.G. Inglet letters to Martha Inglet
Creator: Inglet, Thomas W. G., 1839-1910
Creator: Inglet, Martha
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 5 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3156
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas W. G. Inglet (1839-1910) was born in Richmond County, Georgia, and enlisted on September 10, 1861, and served in the Confederate Army in Company C, Georgia Infantry, 28th Regiment.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters written by Inglet to his wife Martha (Mattie) in Berzelia, Georgia (Columbia County) during his service as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. His letters give details of the war as his company moves to Manassas, VA; Fredericksburg, VA; Richmond, VA; Yorktown, VA; Petersburg, VA; Wilmington, NC; James Island, SC; Baldwin, FL; and Charleston, SC. He names fellow soldiers who are killed or wounded and discusses the harsh conditions of camp life. Also given are details of battles at Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, Petersburg, and Yorktown. He was wounded in the hand on June 27, 1862 at Cold Harbor, VA and in the foot on October 7, 1864 at Darbytown Road, VA. The final letters in the collection are written from hospitals in Virginia (Jackson Hospital in Richmond) and Georgia (Blackie Hospital in Augusta). There is also one undated poem/letter from Martha Inglet to her husband.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas W.G. Inglet letters to Martha Inglet, ms3156, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

General Notes

Entire 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. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 28th
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862.
Inglet, Thomas W. G., 1839-1910
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Williamsburg, Battle of, Williamsburg, Va., 1862.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1861 Access Online
12Correspondence, 1862 Access Online
13Correspondence, 1863 Access Online
14Correspondence, 1864-1865 Access Online
15Correspondence and poem Access Online