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John S. Blasingame family papers

John S. Blasingame family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John S. Blasingame family papers
Creator: Blasingame, John S., 1836-
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1909
Bulk Dates: 1862-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3441
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John S. Blasingame (b. 1836) and John W. Blasingame (b. 1833) were born in Walton County, Georgia. They served in the Civil War as Private in the 54th Infantry Regiment beginning in May 1862. Pension records show John S. was in an Augusta, Georgia hospital with fever at the close of war and John W. was surrendered in 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Scope and Content

This collection contains approximately 40 wartime letters written by the Blasingame family, including Confederate soldiers with the 54th Georgia Infantry. Civil War letters originate from the front lines in Richmond, Virginia, and Savannah, Atlanta, Fort Macon, and Marrieta, Georgia. This grouping includes a partly-printed parole for John S. Blasingame out of Macon, 1865, in which Blasingame is sworn under oath not to bear arms against the United States of America, give any information, or do any military duty whatsoever until regularly exchanged as a prisoner of war.

Other materials in the collection include family correspondence from 1893-1894 and 1909 and 2 small photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John S. Blasingame family papers, ms3441, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bible records.
Blasingame, John W., 1833-
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 54th
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Wills -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1862 Access Online
12Correspondence, 1863-1864 Access Online
13Correspondence, 1865 Access Online
14Correspondence, 1893-1894 Access Online
15Correspondence and envelopes Access Online
16Family Bible reccords Access Online
17Golden Wedding Anniversary - John S. Blasingame and Josephine Futrell, 1906 Access Online
18Will - Mary Josephine Blasingame, 1909 Access Online
19Photographs - John S. Blasingame and Mary Josephine Blasingame Access Online