William M. Batts letters, 1861-1862

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Batts, William M., d. 1862.
Title: William M. Batts letters, 1861-1862
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 119
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the letters of Confederate soldier William M. Batts who served in Company A of the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Loaned for microfilming, 1955.


[after identification of item(s)], William M. Batts letters, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, April 1961.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

William M. Batts, Confederate soldier, died August 9, 1862, at Cedar Run, Virginia. He served as a private with Company A, 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment ("Muckalee Guards" from Sumter County, Georgia). He was wounded in the leg May 1862, hospitalized at Staunton Hospital, Virginia, and was killed the following August.

Publication Note

The entire collection is printed in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, vol. 50, no. 1 (March, 1966), pp. 87-98.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of eight letters, most of them fairly long, written by William M. Batts to members of his family from various points in Virginia during 1861-1862. The last letter is dated May 30, 1862, and was written from Staunton Hospital, Virginia, after Batts received a leg wound.

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