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Samuel Mosely letters

Samuel Mosely letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Samuel Mosely letters
Creator: Mosely, Samuel
Inclusive Dates: 1853-1861
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3782
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Samuel Mosely was a Confederate private who served with the 58th Georgia Militia Regiment beginning in 1861.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of eleven letters written by Mosely betweeb 1853 and 1861, addressed to various family members, primarily his mother and wife, Olympia C. Mosely. The collection also contains a small, cloth pouch embroidered "S. M." that may have been made by Mosely's wife. Mosely's war letters to his wife date from 1861, sent from Tennessee, reporting on his health, his travels and duties with the infantry, camp life, and discussing other relatives and mutual acquaintances. Mosely's letters to his mother and siblings date from the 1850s and discuss family members, health, crops, and his life in Arkansas after moving from Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Mosely letters, ms 3782, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Army spouses -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.
Cawthan family
Families of military personnel -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.
Mosely family
Mosely, Samuel
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in the Hargrett Library include the Franklin M. Fleming letters, ms 2227, the William C. Goggans Civil War letters, ms2156, and the Key family Civil War letters, ms 554, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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