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Erwin James Eldridge letters to his wife

Erwin James Eldridge letters to his wife

Descriptive Summary

Title: Erwin James Eldridge letters to his wife
Creator: Eldridge, Erwin James, 1833-1902
Inclusive Dates: 1862 April 27-28
Language: English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms3689
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. Erwin James Eldridge (1833-1902) was a surgeon with the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Confederate Army, and then with Cobb's Legion, serving in Virginia and Georgia. He married Emma Ronaldson and resided in Flat Pond (Lee County) and Americus (Sumter County) Georgia.

Scope and Content

Two letters from Eldridge to his wife that discuss his clothing, religious beliefs, duty to serve, and their expected baby, he also describes a fight in Yorktown.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Erwin James Eldridge letters to his wife, ms3689, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 16th
Correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Correspondence, 1862 April 27-28 Access Online