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James G. Hodges papers, 1856-1862

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hodges, James G.
Title: James G. Hodges papers, 1856-1862
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 822
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of James G. Hodges who served in the 61st Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Purchase, 1999.


[after identification of item(s)], James G. Hodges papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Susan Potts McDonald, September 1999.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

James G. Hodges (1835?-1863) was a farmer from Bullock County, Georgia. On May 9,1862, he enlisted as a 3rd Sergeant in Company H, 7th Battalion (later became Company H, 61st Georgia Infantry Regiment) and was promoted to 1st Sergeant in Novermber, 1862. Hodges was released from service on January 23,1863 due to illness (tuberculosis). He died in Tattnall, County, Georgia on February 6, 1863.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of James G. Hodges from 1856-1862. The papers include Hodges' correspondence with his cousin and later wife, Ellen M. Hodges, and his uncle, Howard Hodges. The letters discuss James Hodges' relationship with Ellen and his experiences as a soldier in the Confederate Army. There is little reference to the war aside from a brief account of the Battle of Seven Days near Richmond, Virginia. By September, Hodges' concerns turn toward his steadily worsening illness, tuberculosis, which he later died from. Also included in the collection are photocopies of Hodges' military records including his muster rolls, discharge paper, and a statement from his widow claiming Hodges' back pay.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 May 9, 1856, Bullock County, Georgia
1 2 July 15, 1856, Bullock County, Georgia
1 3 July 30, 1856, Bullock County, Georgia
1 4 May 16, 1862, Charleston, South Carolina
1 5 June 12, 1862, Albermarle County, Virginia
1 6 June 22, 1862, outside Richmond, Virginia
1 7 July 6, 1862, outside Richmond, Virginia
1 8 [July, 1862], Gordonsville, Virginia
1 9 July 30, 1862, Gordonsville, Virginia
1 10 August 9, [1862], Virginia
1 11 September 4, 1862, Lynchburg, Virginia
1 13 October 10, 1862, Lynchburg, Virginia
1 12 September 11, 1862, Lynchburg, Virginia
1 14 November 3, 1862, Lynchburg, Virginia
1 15 November 30, 1862, Lynchburg, Virginia
1 16 December 5, 1862, Lynchburg, Virginia
1 17 December 16, 1862, Lynchburg, Virginia
1 18 December 26, 1862, Lynchburg, Virginia
1 19 Soldier's Discharge, February 2, 1862
1 20 Georgia Claim Form, April 23, 1862
1 21 Military Record
1 22 Partial Transcripts