John S. Blasingame family papers

John S. Blasingame family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Blasingame, John S., 1836-
Title: John S. Blasingame family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1862-1865
Dates: 1862-1909
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3441

Biographical/Historical Note

John S. Blasingame (b. 1836) and John W. Blasingame (b. 1833) were born in Walton County, Georgia. They served in the Civil War as Private in the 54th Infantry Regiment beginning in May 1862. Pension records show John S. was in an Augusta, Georgia hospital with fever at the close of war and John W. was surrendered in 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains approximately 40 wartime letters written by the Blasingame family, including Confederate soldiers with the 54th Georgia Infantry. Civil War letters originate from the front lines in Richmond, Virginia, and Savannah, Atlanta, Fort Macon, and Marrieta, Georgia. This grouping includes a partly-printed parole for John S. Blasingame out of Macon, 1865, in which Blasingame is sworn under oath not to bear arms against the United States of America, give any information, or do any military duty whatsoever until regularly exchanged as a prisoner of war.

Other materials in the collection include family correspondence from 1893-1894 and 1909 and 2 small photographs.

Index Terms

Bible records.
Blasingame, John W., 1833-
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 54th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.
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 note

John S. Blasingame family papers, ms3441, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1862 View online.
2Correspondence, 1863-1864 View online.
3Correspondence, 1865 View online.
4Correspondence, 1893-1894 View online.
5Correspondence and envelopes View online.
6Family Bible reccords View online.
7Golden Wedding Anniversary - John S. Blasingame and Josephine Futrell, 1906 View online.
8Will - Mary Josephine Blasingame, 1909 View online.
9Photographs - John S. Blasingame and Mary Josephine Blasingame View online.