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Collection Number: 02216-z

Collection Title: John Bratton Letters, 1861-1865.

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Size 1 volume (206 pages)
Abstract Physician, state legislator, and Confederate Army officer, from Winnsboro, S.C. Civil War letters from John Bratton with the 6th South Carolina Regiment to his wife, Betty (DuBose) Bratton in and near Winnsboro, S.C. The letters describe army life at different camps in South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia; battles in which Bratton took part; and the behavior of slaves, both those who remained at home and those who accompanied their masters into the army. Letters of January and February 1865 advise Mrs. Bratton as to what she should do in the event the Yankees approach her home.
Creator Bratton, John, 1831-1898.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Bratton Letters #2216-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Theodore D. Bratton of Jackson, Miss., in April 1940, and from Davis Library in January 1998 (acc. 98013).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Civil War letters from John Bratton with the 6th South Carolina Regiment to his wife, Betty (DuBose) Bratton in and near Winnsboro, S.C. The letters describe army life at different camps in South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia; battles in which Bratton took part; and the behavior of slaves, both those who remained at home and those who accompanied their masters into the army. Letters of January and February 1865 advise Mrs. Bratton as to what she should do in the event the Yankees approach her home.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, July 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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