David G. Godwin letters
Collection number: ahc.MSS122f
Scope and Content
This collection contains letters written by David G. Godwin to his wife and to an unidentified individual called "Dr. G." He writes about the secession of Tennessee, the fall of Fort Henry, Tennessee, troop movements, skirmishes with the enemy, sickness among the soldiers, religious revivals in the camp, his thoughts on soldiers and deserters, camp life, and the removal of General Joseph E. Johnson from command.
- 1861-1864, undated
- Godwin, David G. (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
David G. Godwin was born in Tennessee. He was the assistant surgeon for the 51st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, and later for the 3rd Consolidated Tennessee Regiment in the Army of Tennessee. Godwin served under both General Joseph E. Johnston and General John B. Hood. He married Bettie Douglass and had four children: Virgin, Herbert, Chester, and Holland. Additional biographical information about David G. Godwin has not been determined.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.
This collection was re-processed in 2012.
- David G. Godwin letters
- Paul Crater
- June 2012
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- Finding aid is written in English.