A Guide to the Joel H. Puckett Letters, 1861-1864
A plantation owner before the war, Joel H. Puckett joined the 24th Alabama Infantry in 1861 and fought in Tennessee and Mississippi.
Composed of original and typescript correspondence, the Joel H. Puckett Letters, 1861-1864, document Puckett’s experience as a soldier during the Civil War. Written to his wife from Fort Morgan, Fort Bragg, and military camps in Tennessee and Mississippi, the letters describe camp life, his unit’s movements, and engagements with Union forces. Puckett also offers advice to his wife managing their plantation during his absence and discusses family matters.
This collection is open for research use.
Joel H. Puckett Letters, 1861-1864, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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