Charles A. James Martin family papers

Charles A. James Martin family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Martin, Charles A. James
Creator: Martin, James K. Polk
Creator: Whitaker, H. L. G.
Title: Charles A. James Martin family papers
Dates: 1864
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (11 items in 3 folders; MS 2705, 2706, 2708-2710, 2714, 2719, 2720, 2724, 2730, 2734, 2735, 2738, 2739, and 2740 in 1 document box))
Abstract:The collection consists of correspondence from Civil War soldiers Charles A.J. Martin, James K. Polk Martin, and probable cousin H.L.G. Whitaker, while serving in the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment in 1864. The letters are mostly written during the Atlanta Campaign, except for one, from James Polk while he was in a hospital in Alabama. The letters contain some comments on fighting, but the soldiers mainly discuss their fears of dying and concern for friends and family in the war and at home. Typed transcriptions are available for most of the letters.
Coll. Number: ms2738(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles A. James Martin, Confederate soldier, with Company H of the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment, probably from Thomas County, Georgia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 29th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.

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

Charles A. James Martin family papers. MS 3738(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters (11 items) View online. View online. View online.