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Henry T. Wright letters

 Collection — Box: 1729
Identifier: MSS 2002-1

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of nine letters from Henry T. Wright to his sister, Laura (Mrs. A. F. Yniestra of Greenville, Alabama). Two were written prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, six were dated during the conflict, and the last one after the war ended. The letters are written from the following locations: Knox Hill, Florida; Tullahoma, Tennessee; Camp near Fairfield; Jackson, Mississippi; Camp near Chickamauga; Pensacola, Florida.

Also, included in the last letter is a clipping with no source or date, with an obituary poem for H. T. Wright from P. H. W. Wright writes short but informative letters of people and events he experienced. Most letters are fairly clear and legible. Florida only provided 21 units to the Confederate service. This along with the nature of the climate makes surviving letter groups from Florida soldiers extremely rare.


  • Created: 1860-1865
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2002

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Henry T. Wright, 2nd Lt., New 1st Florida Infantry, Company E, serving under Captain Alexander Bethune McLeod. Wright was born November 11, 1842 in Pensacola, Florida. He attended Knox Hill Academy near De Funiak Springs, Florida. He enlisted at Camp Walton in March of 1862. He was promoted to Captain of the Commissary in August of 1862. Wright was wounded and admitted to Way Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi on January 14, 1865 and was paroled in Greensboro, North Carolina in May 1865. He died in February 1899 and is buried in St. Johns Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida.


9.00 items (1 Folder)

0 Linear Feet

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Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum

Processing Information

Processed May 2002

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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