|Creator:||Batts, William, d. 1862|
|Title:||William Batts letters|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
William Batts was from Smithville, Georgia. He served in the Confederate Army as a private, Company A, 12th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. He served under the command of Colonel Edward Johnson, General Henry Rootes Jackson, and later under General Stonewall Jackson. He was wounded twice, at Alleghany Summit and at the Battle of McDowell, and killed at Cedar Run, August 9, 1862. --- Georgia Historical Quarterly v. 50 (1966) - A Foot Soldier's Account: letters of William Batts, 1861-1862 / edited by Jane Bonner Peacock.
The collection consists of ten Civil War letters with typescripts, reference material and items pertaining to the publication of the letters. The letters were written to his father, his sister, Sarah, and to W. P. (Pat) Haynes, Sarah's husband. The letters contain personal accounts of his situation, his discomforts, his hopes and despairs.
Arranged in chronological order.
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.
William Batts letters. MS 3344. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.