William Batts letters

William Batts letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Batts, William, d. 1862
Title: William Batts letters
Dates: 1861-1862
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms3344

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Batts, John, father of William -- Correspondence
Batts, William, d. 1862 -- Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 12th. Company A. -- Military life
Haynes, Sarah, wife of W. P. Haynes -- Correspondence
Haynes, W. P. -- Correspondence
Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

General Notes

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

William Batts letters. MS 3344. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, 1861-1862 View online.