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William E. Smith Civil War letters

William E. Smith Civil War letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: William E. Smith Civil War letters
Creator: Smith, William E. (William Ephraim), 1829-1890
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3591
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William E. Smith was a printer's apprentice from Darke County, Ohio, who mustered into F Company, Ohio 94th Infantry, U.S. Army, on August 24th, 1862 at the age of eighteen.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence from William E. Smith to his mother from August 21, 1862-March 27, 1865. Correspondence details weather, rumors, marching details, orders and logistics. Smith writes from Murfreesboro and Chattanooga, Tennessee; Graysville, Georgia; Chickamauga Bridge, Tennessee; Resaca and Marietta, Georgia; and camps near the Chattahoochee River and at Jonesborough, Georgia. He also writes from Savannah, Georgia and camp near Goldsboro, North Carolina. The collection also includes a photograph of Smith in civilian clothes and a typescript of the correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William E. Smith Civil War letters, ms3591, 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

Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, photograph Access Online
12Typescripts of letters Access Online