Jennie Safford Smith correspondence, 1862-1868

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Smith, Jennie Safford.
Title: Jennie Safford Smith correspondence, 1862-1868
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 415
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of correspondence written to Wisconsin native Jennie Safford Smith from Union soldiers Henry Armstrong, John R. Siperly and William W. Barlow dating between 1862-1868.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Loaned for microfilming, 1963.


[after identification of item(s)], Jennie Safford Smith correspondence, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, 1963

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Jennie Safford Smith, a resident of Delavan, Wisconsin, was born ca. 1842. Henry Armstrong was a Union soldier who served in Company L of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. William W. Barlow and John R. Siperly both served in the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of correspondence written to Jennie Safford Smith from 1862-1868. The correspondence includes 20 letters written to Jennie Safford (became Jennie Smith, 1869) from Henry Armstrong with the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment, Company L from Vicksburg, Mississippi (May 12-November 28, 1864), Memphis, Tennessee (January 15-May 8, 1865), and Alexandria, Louisiana (August 1, 1865), and 13 letters from the western territories of Nebraska, Montana, Utah, and Idaho (April 22, 1866-August 22, 1868). John R. Siperly of the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment wrote 20 letters from August 31-1862-September 21, 1864 on the treatment of civilians and prisoners coming from Andersonville Prison during the Atlanta Campaign while he was working in hospitals in the Atlanta area. William W. Barlow, also of the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, wrote 17 letters from August 21, 1864-April 6, 1865 from Tennessee, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

Arrangement Note

Entire collection arranged in chronological order.

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