Erwin James Eldridge letters

Erwin James Eldridge letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Eldridge, Erwin James, 1833-1902
Title: Erwin James Eldridge letters
Dates: 1860-1865
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms2925

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Erwin James Eldridge (1833-1902) was a surgeon with 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment, and then Cobb's Legion, serving in Virginia and then in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, during the Civil War. He married Emma Ronaldson. He resided in Flat Pond (Lee County) and then Americus (Sumter County) Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters between Dr. E. J. Eldridge and his wife, Emma, while he served as a surgeon with the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment and later with Cobb's Legion from 1861-1865. His letters tell of his duties and they often give descriptions of battles, including Fredericksburg in Virginia, and the Atlanta Campaign (1864). Emma's letters discuss family and political issues.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 16th.
Eldridge, Emma Louise Ronaldson, 1833-1879
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
Lee County (Ga.)
Sumter County (Ga.)
Virginia--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 note

Erwin James Eldridge letters, ms2925, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in this repository: Erwin James Eldridge letters, ms3065.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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