Alexander H. Stephens letter to R.H. Norris

Alexander H. Stephens letter to R.H. Norris

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Title: Alexander H. Stephens letter to R.H. Norris
Dates: 1863 August 22
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of a letter from Alexander H. Stephens to Captain R.H. Norris of Company J of the 1st Georgia State Troops stationed at Resaca, Georgia, dated August 22, 1863. Stephens writes asking for leniency toward Columbus Rees a soldier in Norris' company absent without leave. Stephens states Rees had not deserted but rather came to Stephens to ask for a transfer to a cavalry company.
Coll. Number: ms2465

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), lawyer, politician, vice president of the Confederate States of America, and Georgia Governor, born in Wilkes County, Georgia.

For more information, see the article "Alexander Stephens (1812-1883)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia State Troops, 1st.
Desertion, Military--Confederate States of America.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Desertions.
Norris, R. H.
Rees, Columbus

General Notes

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander H. Stephens letter to R.H. Norris. MS 2465. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1863 August 22 View online.