University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Joel H. Puckett Letters, 1861-1864



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Puckett, Joel H.
Title: Puckett, Joel H., Letters
Dates: 1861-1864
Abstract: Composed of original and typescript correspondence, the Joel H. Puckett Letters, 1861-1864, document Puckett’s experience as a soldier during the Civil War.
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A plantation owner before the war, Joel H. Puckett joined the 24th Alabama Infantry in 1861 and fought in Tennessee and Mississippi.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Puckett, Joel H. -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 24th
Confederate States of America. Army -- Military life
Subjects
Soldiers -- Alabama -- Correspondence
Places
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joel H. Puckett Letters, 1861-1864, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2E257 Joel H. Puckett Letters, 1861-1865