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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M83- 5
Creator: Waters, Washington, 1827-1864
Title, Dates: Letters, 1863-1864.
Amount: 1.00 folder
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
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Biographical/Historical:   Washington Waters settled in Madison County, Florida as a planter prior to the Civil War.  On February 28, 1863, he enlisted in the Confederate Army, where he served in Company C, Fourth Florida Battalion of Infantry.  He was demoted from the rank of corporal to private after being absent without leave.  The Fourth Florida fought in Virginia in 1864 (early that summer the battalion became part of the Eleventh Florida Infantry Regiment); and on August 4 of that year, Waters was hospitalized in Richmond.  He died there on August 6, 1864.
Summary:     The collection contains transcripts of two Civil War letters of Washington Waters.  The letters are addressed to his wife and were written at Marianna, Florida on December 23, 1863 and March 17, 1864.  Waters writes of his health and diet, poor medical attention, hopes for a furlough, and the treatment he received after being absent without leave.  Much of the letters are devoted to advising his wife on running the farm and selling goods.
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Reproduction Note: Transcript.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: Unknown.
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Ownership/Custodial History: The donor is a descendent of Washington Waters.
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Subject Access Fields: Confederate States of America. Army.  --Florida Infantry Battalion, 4th.
Country life Florida
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
Madison County (Fla.)
Marianna (Fla.)
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