James P. Garrison papers, 1862-1863

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Garrison, James P.
Title: James P. Garrison papers, 1862-1863
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 409
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box) ; 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the papers of Confederate soldier James P. Garrison, who served in the 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Additional Physical Form

Typescript copies of the letters are available.


Gift, 1963.


[after identification of item(s)], James P. Garrison papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

James P. Garrison (d. 1863) served as a soldier in the 26th Alabama Regiment and was captured at the Battle of Gettysburg and died at Fort Delaware Prison (near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in November 1863.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of printed typescripts and a microfilm copy of the papers of James P. Garrison from 1862-1863. The papers include twenty-seven letters (1862-1863) from Garrison to his wife and parents in which he describes his induction into the Army and his activities while in Alabama, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Also includes a poem, two envelopes, miscellaneous printed material and a religious tract, "Comfort and Counsels for the Afflicted," No. 148, published by the Evangelical Tract Society, Petersburg, Virginia (8 pages).

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Letters, 1862-1863