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John K. Mayes papers

John K. Mayes papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John K. Mayes papers
Creator: Mayes, John K., -1863
Inclusive Dates: 1853, 1861-1863
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3485
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John K. Mayes fought in the Civil War as a private in the Confederate Army beginning August 1861. He was appointed 5th Sergeant on February 24, 1862. He was killed at Manassas Gap, Virginia on July 23, 1863 and is buried in Warren County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter written by John K. Mayes to his parents from Portsmouth, Virginia, and two copybooks in which are drafts of letters and copies of statements about vacation, printing papers, and departure from school. Also included is a bill of sale for "one negro man, Aaron, about thirty-three of yellow complexion" (1853) to Josiah Brinkley.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John K. Mayes papers, ms3485, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bills of sale.
Copybooks (instructional materials)
Copybooks -- Georgia.
Slave bills of sale.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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