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Collection Number: 01448-z

Collection Title: Terry Family Papers, 1850-1896

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Size About 50 items
Abstract Joseph Green Terry, a cotton and cane farmer from Henry County, Ala., served as a Confederate soldier with the 27th Georgia Infantry Regiment. His wife, Sarah Terry, was in Henry County during the Civil War. The collection consists of correspondence, chiefly between Joseph Green Terry and his wife Sarah Terry, 1863-1865, while he was a Confederate soldier in the General Hospital, Savannah, Ga., Camp Jackson, Danville, Va., Augusta, Ga., and Camp Sweet Water Church, S.C. Also included is scattered correspondence, 1855-1896, between Terry and a brother who was a soldier in Fredericksburg in 1863, and between Sarah in Henry County, Ala., and relatives in Thomasville and Cain, Ga., Bratley, Ala., and Charleston, S.C., relating to family affairs. There are also two deeds dated 1850, grocery lists dated 1853 and 1896, a cotton bill dated 1858, and a general merchandise account for 1860.
Creator Terry family.
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 Terry Family Papers #1448-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed November 1973) available.
  • Reel 1: Entire collection
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. James H. Parker in 1948.
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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Joseph Green Terry (d. 1868), a cotton and cane farmer from Henry County, Ala., served as a Confederate soldier with the 27th Georgia Infantry Regiment. His wife, Sarah Terry, was in Henry County during the Civil War.

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The collection includes papers of Joseph Green Terry, Confederate soldier with the 27th Georgia Infantry Regiment, cotton and cane farmer from Henry County, Ala., who died in 1868, and other members of the Terry family. Correspondence is chiefly between Terry and his wife Sarah Terry, 1863-1865, while he was a Confederate soldier in the General Hospital, Savannah, Ga., Camp Jackson, Danville, Va., Augusta, Ga., and Camp Sweet Water Church, S.C. Also included is scattered correspondence, 1855-1896, between Terry and a brother who was a soldier in Fredericksburg in 1863, and between Sarah in Henry County and relatives in Thomasville, Ga., Cain, Ga., Bratley, Ala., and Charleston, S.C., relating to family affairs. There are also two deeds dated 1850, grocery lists dated 1853 and 1896, a cotton bill dated 1858, and a general merchandise account for 1860.

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Processing Information

Processed by: E. Ragan, October 1962

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, October 2005

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

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