John Wesley Fincher papers
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John Wesley Fincher papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Fincher, John Wesley, 1824-1898
Title: John Wesley Fincher papers
Dates: 1846-1847
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS109f

Biographical/Historical Note

John Wesley Fincher (1824-1898) was born in Canton, Georgia and died in Whitfield County, Georgia. Fincher moved from Canton to Dalton in 1853 where he ran a mercantile business. While residing in Whitfield County he was Tax Collector for eight years. He also served in the Mexican War from 1846-1847.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains copies of a diary of John Wesley Fincher regarding his personal and religious experiences during the Mexican War; a letter written on October 28, 1846, possibly describing Mr. Fincher's experiences in the war; a soldier's discharge from the First Regiment of Georgia Volunteers; and a newspaper article regarding letter of J. Pufus Smith, a friend of Mr. Fincher's, who describes his Mexican War experiences.

Index Terms

Mexican War, 1846-1848--Personal narratives, American

Existence and Location of Originals note

The location of the original documents has not been determined. The Kenan Research Center owns only copies of the documents in this collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Wesley Fincher papers, MSS 109f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1977.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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11Papers, 1846-1847