Moses Gresham Herrin letter
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains an original letter sent to Mrs. Melindah J. Boyd Groce in 1862 from Moses Gresham Herrin in Columbus, Mississippi.
- Groce, Malinda J. Boyd, 1827-1890 (Person)
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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.
0.17 Linear feet (1 oversized folder)
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated by Virginia Joiner on January 14, 2002.
Processing Information note
Processed by Sarah Warren in 2008.
- Columbus (Miss.)
- Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 41st
- Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
- Groce, Lewis Dudley, -1862
- Records and correspondence.
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties--Social aspects.
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.
- United States.
- Guide to the Moses Gresham Herrin letter LH-0029
- Finding aid prepared by Written by Sarah Warren
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- Description is in English