|Creator:||Binion, Frances L. Butts|
|Creator:||Binion, John R., 1819-1887|
|Creator:||Jones, Elizabeth A. Butts|
|Title:||John R. Binion family letters|
|Quantity:||0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1642 to MS 1646)|
John R. Binion of Hancock County, Georgia, was a soldier in the Confederate Army.
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.
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.
John R. Binion family letters, MS 1646. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.