LITTLE, JOHN R., 1832-1902.
John R. Little papers, 1861-1864

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Little, John R., 1832-1902.
Title: John R. Little papers, 1861-1864
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 408
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the diary of Confederate physician John R. Little of Union, South Carolina, who served in Jenkins' Brigade and was assigned to Winder Hospital in Virginia and then to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Loaned for microfilming, 1963.


[after identification of item(s)], John R. Little papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, July 1963.

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Biographical Note

Dr. John R. Little (October, 1832-August 17, 1902) was born near Union, South Carolina. At the beginning of the Civil War, Little enlisted in Jenkins' Brigade and served four years, at first as a private soldier, but on July 3, 1862 was given a position in the Winder Hospital, Richmond; on January 5, l863 was examined by the Army Medical Examining Board and on January 7 received orders to report to Jackson, Mississippi. He spent the remainder of the war as a hospital surgeon. While at home on a 30 day leave, he was married on December 5, 1863 to Miss Sarah Montgomery. After serving four years in the Confederate Army he returned to his home and practiced medicine. Around 1872 he entered the drug business in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he died 30 years later.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of the diary (85 pages) of Dr. John R. Little from 1861-1863. The diary was compiled between April 13, 1861 and December 19, 1863; it records his service in the Confederate Army as a soldier and as a surgeon. Following the diary is a parole certificate issued to Dr. Little, May 10, 1864 in Meridian, Mississippi.

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