Scott, John Thomas Harper letters (1861-1865)

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Creator:Scott, John Thomas Harper, 1835-1871
Creator:Thornton, Linda
Title:Scott, John Thomas Harper letters (1861-1865)

These are for the most part courtship letters dealing with the relationship between John Thomas Harper Scott and Philoklea Mitchell, but also include some information on Scott's experiences in the Confederate army, and on his motivations for serving in the army. Scott served in the Auburn Guards, a militia unit that took part in an attempt to seize Union-held Fort Pickens, near Pensacola, Florida, in 1861. He later joined the Confederate army, and served as an officer in several regiments, most notably the 45th Alabama, a regiment organized in Auburn in 1862. He participated in the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia before working as a quartermaster for the 45th Alabama in the Army of Tennessee from the summer of 1862 until the end of the war, serving under Braxton Bragg, Joseph E. Johnston, and John Bell Hood.

Local identification number: RG 1106

Local identification number: Scott tif

Subjects:Scott, John Thomas Harper, 1835-1871 | Mitchell, Philoklea, d. 1898 | Love-letters--Confederate States of America | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Southern States
Collection:Auburn University Libraries' Civil War Letters
Institution:Auburn University Libraries
Contributors:Auburn University. Library. Special Collections and Archives
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J. T. H. Scott Papers, Auburn University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

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