John R. Binion family letters

John R. Binion family letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Binion, Frances L. Butts
Creator: Binion, James
Creator: Binion, John R., 1819-1887
Creator: Jones, Elizabeth A. Butts
Title: John R. Binion family letters
Dates: 1861-1864
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1642 to MS 1646)
Coll. Number: ms1646(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

John R. Binion of Hancock County, Georgia, was a soldier in the Confederate Army.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters between members of the Binion family of Hancock County from 1861-1864. Correspondents include John R. Binion; his wife, Frances L. Butts; James F. Binion, serving with Company F of the 10th Georgia Infantry Regiment; and Elizabeth A. Jones. The women write about typhoid and how it was treated, the community scare when an Irishman led negroes to kill whites, of making uniforms and sacks for soldiers, and crops. John R. Binion wrote of camp life, from Camp Satilla near Savannah and Governor Joseph Brown's calling up the militia in 1864.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Camp Satilla (Ga.)
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 10th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Hancock County (Ga.)
Slave insurrections--Georgia.
Typhoid fever--Treatment of--Georgia.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John R. Binion family letters, MS 1646. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters View online.