Donation of Civil War Letters to Georgia Library

Interesting donation to a library – according to The Lincoln Journal (Lincolnton, GA), Wells W. McCorkle has donated copies of Civil War era letters written by John McCorkle to his wife and sister.

Excerpt from the article:

The originals are currently housed in the Georgia Historical Society’s archives in Savannah. They were presented to the society by a man from Thomson who had purchased them at an auction.

The letters were written by John McCorkle, a private in Company H, 37th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, CSA, to his wife, Martha (Mattie), and sister in Lincoln County. It is believed that the McCorkles lived in the Amity Community.

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