Moses Gresham Herrin letter
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Moses Gresham Herrin letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: Groce, Malinda J. Boyd, 1827-1890
Creator: Herrin, Moses Gresham, 1815-1885
Title: Moses Gresham Herrin letter
Dates: 1862
Quantity: 0.17 Linear feet (1 oversized folder)
Abstract:An original letter sent to Mrs. Melindah J. Boyd Groce from Moses Gresham Herrin in Columbus, Mississippi to inform her that her husband, Confederate soldier Lewis Dudley Groce, had died in the Civil War in 1862.
Identification: LH-0029

Biographical/Historical Note

As related by the letter, Melindah J. Boyd Groce was married to Lewis Dudley Groce, who was a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, serving in the 41st Georgia Infantry, Co. G out of Carroll County. The author of the letter, Moses Gresham Herrin, fought alongside Groce, and took care of him when Groce fell ill. Herrin found a private house in Columbus, Mississippi, for him to stay at while he was sick. Groce died of dysentery a few days later, on May 1, 1862. Groce had requested that Herrin write to his wife to inform her of his death, which Herrin did on May 2, 1862.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains an original letter sent to Mrs. Melindah J. Boyd Groce in 1862 from Moses Gresham Herrin in Columbus, Mississippi.

Index Terms

Columbus (Miss.)--History.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 41st.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources.
Groce, Lewis Dudley, -1862
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties--Social aspects.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Moses Gresham Herrin letter. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Virginia Joiner on January 14, 2002.

Processing Information note

Processed by Sarah Warren in 2008.



Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by United States copyright law

Related Material

Hargrave Family Papers, LH-0014.

Container List




11Letter to Melindah Groce, 1862, 1862
Also included are two photocopies and a transcript of the letter.