George Washington Parkhill Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection of 39 letters were written by Parkhill to his wife, Elizabeth (Bellamy) Parkhill, from various infantry camps and campsites from September 30, 1861 to June 25, 1862. The letters express his concern for the welfare of his little family, the best location for their safety should the fighting get too close, and his personal feelings toward his wife and babies. He also included his opinions about the war and some information about his company's activities.
Includes MSS 89-12.
- created: 1861-1862
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Collection is open to all researchers.
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All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Biographical or Historical Information
George Washington Parkhill, a surgeon, physician and plantation owner of Tuscawilla Plantation in Leon County, entered the Confederate service at the outbreak of the Civil War as a Captain of a company of the Second Florida Infantry. He died in the Battle of Gaines Mill, in the Seven Days Battles before Richmond.
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Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Parkhill Mays.
Processed August 1983.
- Parkhill, George Washington, 1822-1862 (Person)
- Parkhill, Elizabeth Bellamy (Person)
- Confederate States of America. Army. Florida Infantry Regiment, 2nd (Organization)
- Confederate States of America (Organization)
- George Washington Parkhill Papers
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