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James Himrod letter

James Himrod letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Himrod letter
Creator: Himrod, James, active 1836
Inclusive Dates: 1862 November 30
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (3 items)
Collection Number: ms4072
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Himrod enlisted in the Forty-eighth New York Volunteers in 1861.

Scope and Content

Collection includes a broadside and letter sent by Union soldier James Himrod to his niece. The letter describes Thanksgiving Day festivities at Fort Pulaski. After describing the food and festivities, he comments on the scandalous behavior of some of the officers and offers his opinion of commanding Generals McClellan and Burnside. Also included is a broadside for the Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival, November 27th, 1862.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Himrod letter, ms4072, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Broadsides -- Georgia.
Fort Pulaski (Ga.) -- Siege, 1862.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Thanksgiving Day.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.

Related Collections in this Repository

James Himrod paper, 1861-1864, University of South Carolina Special Collections

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter and broadside, 1862