James Preston Crowder papers, 1861-1864

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Crowder, James Preston.
Title: James Preston Crowder papers, 1861-1864
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 321
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the papers of Confederate soldier James Preston Crowder, who served in Company I of the 47th Alabama Infantry Regiment.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Loaned for microfilming, n.d.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Preston Crowder, Confederate soldier, was born ca. 1845 probably in Chambers County, Alabama, and was killed in 1864, probably in Virginia. He was a private in the 47th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company I, part of Hood's Division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. He served in Virginia and Tennessee and participated in the Battle of Cedar Mountain (Virginia, 1862) and the Battle of Chickamauga (Tennessee, 1863).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of thirty letters from James Preston Crowder to his mother, Elmira Crowder, and other family members, describing his war activities and conditions under which the soldiers were fighting. There is also a letter from Crowder to J.H. Walls; one from Anders F. [a brother of his mother]; one from the minister at Poplar Lawn Hospital in Petersburg, Virginia, where Crowder was apparently recovering from a wound.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

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