John Porter Fort Civil War reminiscences

John Porter Fort Civil War reminiscences

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Fort, John Porter, 1841-1917
Title: John Porter Fort Civil War reminiscences
Dates: 1861-1865
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of typescripts and xeroxes of John Porter Fort's personal reminiscences of the war between the states.
Coll. Number: ms2095
Location: 32108050766842

Biographical/Historical Note

"John Porter Fort (1841-1917)... graduated from Oglethorpe University and served in the Confederate Amy from 1861 to 1865. Enlisting as a private in the 9th Georgia Regiment (Baldwin Volunteers), he was promoted to 2nd lieutenant in the lst Georgia Regulars. He was admitted to the bar in Macon in 1866, but later gave up the practice of law to become a planter. On October 28, 1881, John Fort married Tallulah Hay Ellis of Atlanta with whom he had six children." -- "Tomlinson Fort papers, 1808-1882." Emory MARBL. (Retrieved April 24, 2009)


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
Xerographic copies.

General Notes

Related collections held by Emory University Manuscript, Archives, & Special Collections Library: Tomlinson Fort papers, 1808-1882.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Porter Fort Civil War reminiscences, 1861-1865. MS 2095. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.