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Finding Aid for the J.J. Little Collection
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|Title:||J.J. Little Collection|
|Collector:||Little, Jefferson J.|
|Physical Extent:||1 box (.917 linear feet)|
|Repository:||University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA|
|Language of Material:||English|
|Abstract:||Correspondence of Jefferson J. Little (C.S.A. 10th Mississippi Infantry, Company H) to his father and mother while stationed in Fort McRee, Florida and later in Meridian and Columbus. The letters provide insight into the daily activity of soldiers|
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No further additions are expected to this collection.
The 5 letters in this collection have been digitized and are available in the University of Mississippi Civil War digital archive, available: http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/civil_war.
Jefferson J. Little was a doctor in the "Bahala Rifles" (10th Mississippi Infantry, Company H).
J.J. Little Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi
The J.J. Little Collection is open for research.
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|1.1||Photocopies of letters from folders 1.3-1.7|
|1.2||Photocopies of letters for which the University of Mississippi does not own the originals|
|1.3||J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (28 June 1861). Fort McRee (Fla.)|
|Scope: Describing the daily activities of Little's company, the Bahala Rifles (10th Mississippi Infantry, Company H); speculates of the South's fate should Fort McRee fall & suggests that all Southerners receive military training.|
|1.4||J.J. Little to John Little (13 July 1861). Fort McRee (Fla.)|
|Scope: Describes the hot weather and subsequent need to work at night; details daily activities, including drills, guard duty & work building further fortifications.|
|1.5||J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (9 August 1861). Fort McRee (Fla.)|
|Scope: Discussion of the War and the success of the Confederate troops, speculation of future developments and his desire for a patriotic death.|
|1.6||J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (13 April 1862). Meridian (Miss.)|
|Scope: Discusses rumors of Confederate victories, having met prisoners of war and news of the injured and dead. Also discusses rumors of a battle at Corinth and their orders to march.|
|1.7||J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (1 August 1862). Columbus (Miss.)|
|Scope: Discusses the relative relaxing atmosphere in camp at Columbus with servants cleaning their clothing and availability of food. Speculates on the company's possible movements and notes the existence of prisoners in Columbus. Finally, discusses the other com|