|Creator:||Estes, Edwin L. B.|
|Creator:||Reasons, G. M.|
|Title:||Edwin L.B. Estes letter to W.L.A. Estes|
|Dates:||1864 February 9|
|Quantity:||0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1690 to MS 1701)|
The Estes referred to in this letter may be members of the Estes family of Northern Alabama or Tennessee.
The collection consists of a letter from Edwin L.B. Estes and G.B. Reasons, soldiers in the Confederate Army stationed at a camp at Rome, Georgia, to Estes' father W.L.A. Estes on February 9, 1864. The letters discusses Reasons' reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation, his desire to get his wife out of Tennessee, treatment of female citizens by the Union Army, and his promotion possibilities.
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.
Edwin L.B. Estes letter to W.L.A. Estes, MS 1691. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.