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Moses Gresham Herrin letter

Identifier: LH-0029

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.


  • 1862


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by United States copyright law

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.


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.

Related Archival Materials note

Hargrave Family Papers, LH-0014.

Processing Information note

Processed by Sarah Warren in 2008.

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Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States