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Joshua K. Callaway papers

 Collection
Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01699

Scope and Contents

The Joshua K. Callaway Papers, 1862-1863, contain 84 letters written by Calloway to his wife, Dulcinea Baker Callaway, during his time in the Confederate Army. The letters include accounts of his experiences in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia, as well as his descriptions of daily life in Confederate camps. Furthermore, the letters contain first-hand accounts of battles such as Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Lookout Mountain. In addition to Callaway’s letters, the papers contain one letter from his cousin Mary Jane Sophia Callaway, a teacher and charter member of the educational institution that became Mississippi State University for Women, and one letter from Lieutenant W. F. Aycoch advising Mrs. Callaway of the death of her husband at the battle of Missionary Ridge.

Dates

  • Creation: 1862 - 1863

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

Biographical Note

Joshua K. Callaway (1834-1863) was born to Reverend Joseph and Temperence Callaway on September 2, 1834 in Alabama. After Callaway’s parents died in 1857, he married Dulcinea Baker. They had three children together, two girls and one boy. After the birth of his son Joseph in early 1862, Joshua joined the 28th Alabama Regiment, Army of Tennessee, Confederate Army as a lieutenant. Callaway participated in Braxton Bragg’s invasion of Kentucky and fought in the battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, and Missionary Ridge. Callaway served in the army from April 13, 1862, when he first joined the Confederate forces, until his death during the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 22-25, 1863.

Extent

1 inches

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Joshua K. Callaway Papers, 1862-1863, contain 84 letters written by Calloway to his wife, Dulcinea Baker Callaway, during his time in the Confederate Army. The letters include accounts of his experiences in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia, as well as his descriptions of daily life in Confederate camps.

Accession Number(s)

1984-201

Alternate Format Available

See published and edited letters in: Hallock, Judith Lee, ed. The Civil War Letters of Joshua K. Callaway . Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1997. Call no. E 551.5 28TH C35 1997

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Processing Information

This collection was processed by Les Gronberg, July 1985.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

Title
Joshua K. Callaway Papers, 1962-1863
Status
Ready To Publish
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Repository

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