G.L. White letter
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G.L. White letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: White, G.L., 1844-
Title: G.L. White letter
Dates: 1865 March 10
Quantity: 1.0 Item(s)
Identification: ahc.MSS539f

Biographical/Historical Note

G.L. White was born in 1844 in Alabama and then moved to Cass, Texas where he lived in 1860. He enlisted as a private in Company C of the 32nd Texas Cavalry which was also known as Crump’s Battalion of the Mounted Volunteers. He achieved the rank of 1st Sergeant before the end of the war. Additional information about G.L. White has not be determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one letter and its transcription. The letter was written in Mobile, Alabama to G.L. White’s unnamed cousin. The letter details the rumors White heard about General Sherman’s movement through Georgia. He also states that a Union train has passed through Mobile with Confederate prisoners to participate in a prisoner exchange. Throughout the letter White makes inquiries about family news and other cousins.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 32nd
Mobile (Ala.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

G.L. White letter, MSS 539f, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2009


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

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1Letter, 1865 View online.