|Repository:||University of West Georgia|
|Creator:||Groce, Malinda J. Boyd, 1827-1890|
|Creator:||Herrin, Moses Gresham, 1815-1885|
|Title:||Moses Gresham Herrin letter|
|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.|
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.
This collection contains an original letter sent to Mrs. Melindah J. Boyd Groce in 1862 from Moses Gresham Herrin in Columbus, Mississippi.
Moses Gresham Herrin letter. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.
Donated by Virginia Joiner on January 14, 2002.
Processed by Sarah Warren in 2008.
Open to all users; no restrictions.
As stipulated by United States copyright law
Hargrave Family Papers, LH-0014.
|1||1||Letter to Melindah Groce, 1862, 1862|
|Also included are two photocopies and a transcript of the letter.|