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Collection Number: 04778-z

Collection Title: Garrie Jackson Letters, 1863-1865

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Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

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Size 40 items
Abstract Garrie Jackson of Moore County, N.C., was a private in the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. His brother-in-law, William S. Caveness, also served with the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry. Jackson died in 1865. The collection consists of letters, 1863-1865, chiefly to Garrie Jackson from family and friends, most of whom wrote from Moore County, N.C. Letters describe life on the home front during the Civil War, including some discussion of local news, reactions to reports of battles, and reflections on Jackson's military activities. Some letters are also directed to William S. Caveness, Jackson's brother-in-law, serving with Jackson in the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiment.
Creator Jackson, Garrie, d. 1865.
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 Garrie Jackson Letters #4778-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 2005-2006) available.
  • Reel 1: Entire collection
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum of Valley Stream, N.Y., in October 1995 (Acc. 95133).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Garrie Jackson of Moore County, N.C., was a private in the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. His brother-in-law, William S. Caveness, also served with the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry. Jackson died in 1865.

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Letters, 1863-1865, chiefly to Garrie Jackson, a private in the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, from family and friends, most of whom wrote from Moore County, N.C. Letters describe life on the home front during the Civil War, including some discussion of local news, reactions to reports of battles, and reflections on Jackson's military activities. Some letters are also directed to William S. Caveness, Jackson's brother-in-law, serving with Jackson in the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry.

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Contents list

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40 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

1863-1865 #04778-z, Series: "Letters, 1863-1865." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, December 1995

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, April 2005

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

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