Daniel M. Reed letters to Mary K. Bull

Daniel M. Reed letters to Mary K. Bull

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Reed, Daniel M., d. 1862
Title: Daniel M. Reed letters to Mary K. Bull
Dates: 1861-1862
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3430 to MS 3435 housed together in 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3434

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel M. Reed was a Union soldier in Company G, 50th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was killed in action at Chantilly, Virginia, on Sept. 1, 1862.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of seven letters written by Daniel M. Reed on patriotic stationary to his friend Mary K. Bull in East Troy, Pennsylvania. Reed is at Beaufort (SC) guarding the ferry and doing picket duty at Seabrook Island (SC). He tells her what war news the soldiers hear, his plans to go out west after the war, his determination to never take the oath of allegiance if captured, and describes the Pocotaligo (SC) battle. The last letter begins on July 4, 1862 in Beaufort but ends in Newport News (VA) on July 18, 1862.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Bull, Mary K., fl. 1862 -- Correspondence
Pocotaligo, Battle of, Pocotaligo, S.C., 1862 (October 22)--Personal narratives.
Reed, Daniel M., d. 1862 -- Correspondence
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 50th (1861-1865). Company G. -- Military life
Virginia--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

Daniel M. Reed letters to Mary K. Bull. MS 3434. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, 1861-1862 View online.