Allen C. Jordan family papers

Allen C. Jordan family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Jordan, Allen C., d. 1865
Title: Allen C. Jordan family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1862-1864
Dates: 1837-1886
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms3802

Biographical/Historical Note

Allen C. Jordan (d. 1865) was the son of Thomas G. and Lovicey/Louvisa Crocker Jordan in Banks County, Georgia. During the Civil War he served in Company A, 24th Georgia Regiment.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters written during the Civil War by Allen C. Jordan, his brother Thomas W. Jordan, and several other family members. Allen Jordan’s regiment moved through Virginia (Gordonsville, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Winchester) and Tennessee (Chattanooga, Greenville). His letters describe battles, the food and clothing he needs from home, and his desire to see his family again. A final letter (August 19, 1864) to his parents from their nephew Floyd Jordan tells them of a battle at Front Royal (VA) and the names of the men captured, including Allen and Thomas Jordan. Both were sent to Elmira Prison (NY) where they died in 1865. Also included are several financial papers of the Jordan family and two poems/verses written by Hattie Barton.


Arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 24th. A Company.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Allen C. Jordan family papers, ms 3802, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, financial papers, and two poems/verses, 1837-1886