Letters, 1862-1865.


Glover, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Robert), 1832-1871. Letters, 1862-1865.

Letters, 1862-1865.

This collection consists of letters written by Ben Glover to his wife Betty from 1862-1865. Glover primarily writes about household affairs, giving Betty instructions on what to do, who to trust and what to send him. Glover also keeps Betty updated on the movement of his regiment. He mentions fighting in Chattanooga and on the Chattahoochee River, Tenn. and Atlanta, Ga. Generals Buckner, Grant, Lee, Sherman and Johnson are written of as well. Glover also writes of the difficulty in getting approved leave and describes the shooting of a deserter. Grover additionally notes being wounded during the Battle of Chickamauga. Many of the letters in this collection are fading and often illegible.

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Glover, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Robert), 1832-1871.

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Benjamin R. Glover was a planter, civil engineer, and a Confederate soldier in Company D, Sixth Florida Infantry. Glover and his family were originally residents of Marengo County, Ala., but in 1859 he moved to Greenwood, Fla., where he died in 1872. Glover was wounded in the left side of the head during the Battle of Chickamauga by a spent bullet. His death in 1872 was attributed to this wound. From the description of Letters, 1862-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122641087 ...