|Creator:||Smith, Isaiah, 1833-1922|
|Title:||Isaiah Smith papers|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
Isaiah Smith (1833-1922), born in Houston County, Georgia, was a machinist, farm hand, and mill operator. He served in Co. K, Georgia 31st Infantry until illness forced a medical discharge in October 1862. He later re-enlisted and worked in several field hospitals in Georgia. In December 1863 he married Susan Broughton (1844-1924).
The collection consists of a diary and photographs. Also included are an introduction, description, and transcription of the diary done by descendents of Isaiah Smith. The diary covers Isaiah Smith's daily life from July 1860 until February 1867. Such topics as family, friends, work, church, singing, the weather, army camp, hospital duties, and fellow soldiers are described. There are also several pages of accounts and medicines. The photographs are of Smith, his family, and his CSA discharge certificate.
Arranged by record type.
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.
Isaiah Smith papers. MS 3302. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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