William Batts letters

William Batts letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Batts, William, d. 1862
Title: William Batts letters
Dates: 1861-1862
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
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.

--Peackock, Jane Bonner, editor. "A foot soldier's account: letters of William Batts, 1861-1862." The Georgia Historical Quarterly 50.1 (1966):87-100. Print.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence from William Batts to his family from 1861-1862. Batts writes from Richmond, Green Brier, Camp Allegany, and Waynesboro, Virginia. Correspondence regards troop locations, rumors, battles, orders, and wounded soldiers.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 12th. Company A. -- Military life
Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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

William Batts letters, ms3344, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1861-1862 View online.