William H. Maxey letters to Jeremiah Maxey

William H. Maxey letters to Jeremiah Maxey

Descriptive Summary

Title: William H. Maxey letters to Jeremiah Maxey
Creator: Maxey, William H., -1862
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1862
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms529
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William H. Maxey, Confederate soldier with Company K (Oglethorpe Rifles) of the 8th Georgia Infantry Regiment, died March 15, 1862.

Scope and Content

The collection primarily consists of correspondence from William H. Maxey to his father, Jeremiah Maxey, from June-December 1861. Maxey details events from Manassas Junction and Winchester, Virginia. He describes battles, his health, stays in the hospital, wounded soldiers, and rumors of troop movements. The collection also contains correspondence to Jeremiah Maxey from other soldiers, and a poem titled The Dying Soldier. A letter to Jeremiah dated Richmond, Virginia, March 17, 1862, from Thomas Gilham, describes William Maxey's death.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William H. Maxey letters to Jeremiah Maxey, ms529, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Jeremiah Maxcey cyphering book, ms530.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1861-1862 Access Online

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