John McKinney Howell letters to his wife

John McKinney Howell letters to his wife

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Howell, John McKinney, 1833-1889
Title: John McKinney Howell letters to his wife
Dates: 1864, 1900s
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms3259

Biographical/Historical Note

John McKinney Howell (1833-1889) was born in Houston County, Georgia. In 1862 he enlisted in Company C, Mell's Regiment at Greensboro, Georgia. In July 1864 he was sent to Andersonville Prison (Sumter County, Ga.) as a surgeon.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of five letters John McKinney Howell writes from Andersonville Prison to his wife Emma Berrien Heard. Howell describes the prisoners and his duties as examining surgeon, and answers his wife's questions regarding the number of prisoners and fighting and hanging of prisoners. The collection also includes biographical information of John McKinney Howell, and transcripts of the letters.


Index Terms

Andersonville Prison.
Correspondence
Georgia--Civil War, 1861-1865--History--Prisoners and prisons.
Prison physicians--Correspondence.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

John McKinney Howell letters to his wife, ms 3259, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Folder
1Letters View online.