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Chaplain Charles J. Oliver letter

Chaplain Charles J. Oliver letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Chaplain Charles J. Oliver letter
Creator: Oliver, Charles James, 1831-1911
Inclusive Dates: 1864 February 11
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms4207
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Charles James Oliver (1831-1911) was a Methodist minister from Athens, Georgia. He enlisted on August 6, 1862 and served as a chaplain of Troup Artillery. He was slightly wounded in the arm and face on July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg. He was appointed chaplain of Cabell's Artillery Battalion on September 12, 1864. He died on March 2, 1911 and is interred in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of one letter written by Charles J. Oliver, a chaplain in the Confederate army, to his mother from his station in Raccoon Ford, Virginia. Although undated, the letter is believed to be from 1864 because this was the only time during the Civil War that the Troup Artillery was stationed at Raccoon Ford. In the letter, Oliver writes about missing home, daily activities, and the his duties as chaplain of his unit.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chaplain Charles J. Oliver letter, ms4207, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Military chaplains -- Correspondence.
Soldiers -- Virginia -- Correspondence.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1864 February 11