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William Batts letters

William Batts letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Batts letters
Creator: Batts, William, -1862
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1862
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3344
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Batts was from Smithville, Georgia. He served in the Confederate Army as a private, Company A, 12th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry.

--Peackock, Jane Bonner, editor. "A foot soldier's account: letters of William Batts, 1861-1862." The Georgia Historical Quarterly 50.1 (1966):87-100. Print.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence from William Batts to his family from 1861-1862. Batts writes from Richmond, Green Brier, Camp Allegany, and Waynesboro, Virginia. Correspondence regards troop locations, rumors, battles, orders, and wounded soldiers.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Batts letters, ms3344, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

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. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 12th. Company A -- Military life
Correspondence.
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Correspondence, 1861-1862 Access Online