US TxAM-C 1267
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George Washington Lewis Civil War Letters
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George Washington Lewis was born in 1834 in Henry, Georgia. He married Caroline Wineford Merritt Lewis before the Civil War. He fought for the Union army during the civil war and died in Claiborne Parrish, Louisiana during the Civil War from pneumonia. His wife later remarried his brother, Moses Lewis after George Washingon Lewis’ death.
Citation: Manuscript material enclosed titled Lewis Family Tree, Undated.
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This collection contains correspondence written by George Washington Lewis to his first cousin and wife, Caroline Merritt during his time in the Civil War. The collection includes original letters along with typed transcriptions of the letters. The collection also contains a later donation of a family tree of the Lewis family and genealogical notes.
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Amy Guerra's family letters from the civil war. Passed down through family generations. Additional material donated on 3//12/2018 - photocopies of family history.Unfolded by preservation unit and encapsulated. Material originally in a tin box.
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Additional material donated on 3/12/2018 - photocopies of family history.
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Finding Aid Authors: Jennifer Reibenspies.
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