Finding aid for the J.J. Little Collection

MUM00270

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http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00270/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Little, Jefferson J.
Title
J.J. Little Collection
ID
MUM00270
Date [inclusive]
1861-1862
General Physical Description note
1 box (.917 linear feet)
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

Prefered Citation

J.J. Little Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Jefferson J. Little was a doctor in the "Bahala Rifles" (10th Mississippi Infantry, Company H).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 

Access Restrictions

The J.J. Little Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff.

Alternative Formats

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.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more Civil War materials housed at the University of Mississippi Archives & Special Collections, see our Civil War subject guide.

For more digitally available Civil War materials, see the University of Mississippi Civil War digital archive.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 10th. Company H

Format(s)

  • correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Photocopies of letters from folders 1.3-1.7 

Photocopies of letters for which the University of Mississippi does not own the originals 

J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (28 June 1861). Fort McRee (Fla.) 

Scope and Contents note

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.

J.J. Little to John Little (13 July 1861). Fort McRee (Fla.) 

Scope and Contents note

Describes the hot weather and subsequent need to work at night; details daily activities, including drills, guard duty & work building further fortifications.

J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (9 August 1861). Fort McRee (Fla.) 

Scope and Contents note

Discussion of the War and the success of the Confederate troops, speculation of future developments and his desire for a patriotic death.

J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (13 April 1862). Meridian (Miss.) 

Scope and Contents note

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.

J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (1 August 1862). Columbus (Miss.) 

Scope and Contents note

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