O. W. Lowe letters

O. W. Lowe letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Lowe, O. W.
Title: O. W. Lowe letters
Dates: 1860-1865
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms655

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of six letters, five written by O. W. Lowe as a Confederate soldier from 1860-1865. Lowe describes the regiment's march to Richmond, fighting in Pennsylvania, men killed, his scout duties, a fishing detail in Port Royal, and his recruiting duties in Virginia during 1864. Lowe's letter to his mother dated October 1, 1865, describes his time spent in prison, lack of food, his health, life after the war, how freed men are coping with life, and the need to forget the past war. One letter dated March 23, 1860 begins “Dear Cousin,” and is signed “I remain your friend Mary C. Allison Miss M. Holland.”


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army.
Pennsylvania--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Soldiers--Confederate States of America.

General Notes

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

O. W. Lowe letters, ms655, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, 1860-1865 View online.