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William Calvin Jeffress papers

William Calvin Jeffress papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Calvin Jeffress papers
Creator: Jeffress, William Calvin, 1823-1895
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1865, 1916
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3457
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Calvin Jeffress (1823-1895) graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in July, 1843. He practiced law for several years before devoting himself to his plantations. He formed an artillery company, "Jeffress Battery," and served in the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence from William Calvin Jeffress to his father, Edward T. Jeffress, dating February 27-June 13, 1864. The letters describe Jeffress' unit's participation in the action at Dalton and Rocky Face Ridge in Georgia, descriptions of camp life and conditions. In addition, Jeffress forwards advice and instructions concerning crops and finances. Letters dating June 2 and June 13, 1864 are written from the field, near Marietta, Georgia. Other items included in the collection are two twenty dollar bills of Confederate money, a typed biography of Jeffress (by his son in 1916), and Jeffress's oath of loyalty to the United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Calvin Jeffress papers, ms3457, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Jeffress, Edward Thos. -- Correspondence
Jeffress, William Calvin, 1823-1895 -- Correspondence
Loyalty oaths.
Money -- Confederate States of America.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1864-1865, 1916