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Marcus J. Helms Civil War papers

Marcus J. Helms Civil War papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marcus J. Helms Civil War papers
Creator: Helms, Marcus J.
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3584
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Marcus J. Helms was enlisted in Company K, 19th Georgia Regiment (Kingston Volunteers in the Confederate Army) on June 22, 1861. He resided in Bartow County.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of five complete Civil War letters from Marcus J. Helms to his family from November 11, 1861-January 20, 1864. Helms write about cold and rainy weather, rumors and battling. Correspondences are from Occoquan Town, Richmond, and Danville, Virginia, and James Island, South Carolina. The collection also includes three partial letters, and a "Descriptive list Pay and Clothing Account of Private M. J. Helms," dated April 16, 1864.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marcus J. Helms Civil War papers, ms3584, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

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

South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1861-1864 Access Online