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Knight family papers

Knight family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Knight family papers
Creator: Knight family
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1892
Bulk Dates: 1862-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms528
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Knight family lived in Lowndes County, Georgia. Jesse C. Knight (1831-1862) was with Company D (Valdosta Guards), 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry. Mathew A. Knight was also with Company D (Valdosta Guards), 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry. Mary A. Knight (1832-1902) was married to Jesse C. Knight.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Knight family of Lowndes County, Georgia. The bulk of the collection contains correspondences from Jesse C. Knight to Mary A. Knight, from Richmond and Winchester, Virginia, and Chatham County, Georgia (1862-1863). Also included are correspondences from Mathew A. Knight, Thomas J. Knight, E. P. Davis and Solomon Walker. Correspondents write from locations near Orange Courthouse, Fredericks Hall and Guiney Station, Virginia, and Savannah, Georgia; about family matters, weather, rumors, and positions. The collection also includes military papers and passes of Jesse C. Knight, and handwritten papers regarding the Estate of L. J. Knight.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Knight family papers, ms528, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 50th. Company D
Fredericksburg (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Richmond (Va.)
Savannah (Ga.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

13Documents, 1871, 1892