Thomas A. Woodham Papers

Thomas A. Woodham Papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Woodham, Thomas Augustus, d. 1862
Title: Thomas A. Woodham Papers
Dates: Bulk, 1862
Dates: 1840-1881, bulk 1862
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet (2 folders housed with minor collections MS 3430 to MS 3435)
Coll. Number: ms3435(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Augustus Woodham was in Company E, 31st Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. In 1859 he married Nancy Caroline Lunsford (b. 1837) and they lived in Stewart County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters Thomas Woodham wrote to his wife in Richland, Georgia during the Civil War. As his company traveled through Virginia, Woodham camped in Petersburg, Stanton, Gordonville, Lynchburg, and Winchester. The letters describe the hardships the soldiers were enduring, sickness, battles nearby, concerns for his wife and children (Etta, Emma), and his strong desire to come home. The letters begin May 25, 1862 and end October 30, 1862. He was killed on December 13, 1862 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. There is also a group of financial papers mainly concerning Nancy Caroline Woodham and the Lundsford family. These papers include promissory notes, receipts, and indentures dated 1840-1881.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. -- Military life
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 31st. Company E.
Financial records.
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
Promissory notes.
Receipts (financial records)
Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.
Woodham, Nancy Caroline, b. 1837 -- Correspondence
Woodham, Nancy Caroline, b. 1837 -- Finance, Personal
Woodham, Thomas Augustus, d. 1862 -- Correspondence

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

Thomas A. Woodham Papers. MS 3435. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1862 View online.
2Financial papers, 1840-1881 View online.