|Creator:||Richardson, Gilbert M.|
|Title:||Wright family papers|
|Quantity:||1.0 folder (4 items)|
The collection consists of a diary and correspondence of the Wright family of Georgia for 1861 and 1865. Included is a diary of Gilbert M. Richardson, a farmer near Lumpkin, Stewart County, Georgia from March to the following February. The entries discuss work on the farm - planting, plowing and picking cotton, wheat, corn, and vegetables; hauling and splitting logs; and building outbuildings. Also mentions visits to friends and relatives, trips to town to buy supplies (lists what was purchased and price), and attending church meetings. The correspondence consists of a letter from George W. Wright dated Manassas Junction, August 18, 1861 to his brother William D. Wright. The letter discusses camp life, weather, health, rumors of battles and peace, hopes for a furlough, complaints of the post office, and lists clothes he needs. The second letter is from James W. Wright, dated near Augusta, Georgia, March 11, 1865, to his brother William W. Wright and mentions troop movements and rumors of a battle victory.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.
Wright family papers, ms 592. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.