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John G. La Roque letters to Nannie M. La Roque

John G. La Roque letters to Nannie M. La Roque

Descriptive Summary

Title: John G. La Roque letters to Nannie M. La Roque
Creator: La Roque, John G.
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms360
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John G. La Roque was a Confederate soldier with Company E of the 4th Georgia Infantry Regiment captured at Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 10, 1864.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence (and transcripts) from John G. La Roque, of the 4th Georgia Infantry Regiment, mainly to his wife, Nannie M. La Roque, from 1862-1864. La Roque's letters discuss the death of his son, his health and that of his wife, the morale and health of the men in Company E, troop movements in Virginia, casualties and deaths, news of friends and family, the problems of obtaining clothing for soldiers, the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, and his capture and imprisonment at Ft. Delaware, Delaware. The collection also contains one letter from La Roque to F.A. Billingslea, dated April 27, 1863, asking Billingslea to collect money owed La Roque and describing the readiness and troop strengths under General Jackson.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John G. La Roque letters to Nannie M. La Roque, ms 360, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

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

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 4th. Company E
Fort Delaware (Del.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1862-1864 Access Online