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John McKinney Howell letter 31 Jul 1864

To his wife Emma. Re: "A few more days and I shall be 31 -- a middle aged man."; "The Yankee raiders were yesterday at Macon, shelling the city."; "...next we hear that they have destroyed a very considerable amount of property in Jones County and have burned Griswoldville -- coming in this direction and doing the above damage by way of Griffin."; "Today I have no duties to perform....reason assigned no medicine...but that is not the reason...the authorities wish to keep from the prisioners the account of the raiders above this place."; "The usual number for each surgeon is about four or five hundred."

Part of a series of letters written by Dr. John McKinney Howell to his wife Emma B. (Heard) Howell while he served in the Confederate Army as a doctor at Andersonville Prison. Transcribed and typed by Betty Howell Traver. Original letters donated by B. H. Traver to the University of Georgia.


Linked toJohn Mckinney Howell, M. D. CSA

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