Austin family war letters

Austin family war letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Austin family
Title: Austin family war letters
Dates: 1864, 1944-1945
Quantity: 1.0 folder (3 items)
Coll. Number: ms2252

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a letter dated Covington, September 20, 1864, “My dear husband,” signed “E.C. Wellborn,” regarding the war, what will happen if the Yankees come, and trusting in God. On the reverse side of the letter, her husband writes back from Petersburg, Virginia, October 5, 1864, regarding God’s love for both of them, family, and thoughts about soldiers. Also included is a postcard postmarked December 3, 1944, to Elizabeth Moseley, Atlanta, Georgia, from Sgt. Jim Austin, B Battery, 14th Field Artillery Battalion, portraying “one of the many wonderful sights in Paris”; and a microfilm copy of a V-mail Christmas card dated October 20, 1943 from Sgt. James E. Austin to Elizabeth Moseley.

Index Terms

United States. Army. -- Officers--Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Austin family war letters, ms 2252. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter and postcards