|Creator:||Williamson, N. J.|
|Title:||N.J. Williamson letter to William A. Williamson|
|Dates:||1863 July 12|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of an autographed letter from N. J. Williamson to his brother, William A. Williamson, Company C., 8th Georgia Battalion, 12 July 1863.|
The 8th Infantry Battalion was organized with six companies during the early spring of 1862 at Savannah, Georgia. Some of the men were from Adairsville and Thornburgh, and Gordon County. For a time the unit served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, then it was assigned to Gist's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. After the operations in North Mississippi, it fought with the army from Chickamauga to Nashville and ended the war in North Carolina. This battalion contained 232 men and 183 arms in December, 1863, and was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. --- http://www.larkcom.us/ancestry/civilwar/cw_cs_8th_georgia_infantry_battalion.cfm
N. J. Williamson letter to William A. Williamson. MS 2190. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.