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Robert Henry Tate was from Hall County, Georgia. He married Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cantrell, age 19, on February 14, 1864. Tate left his bride shortly thereafter to serve as a member of the E Company, Second Florida Infantry. After the war, the Tates stayed in Georgia for two years. They had a child in October 1865. From 1868 to 1870, they lived in Platte County, Missouri, where they had two more children. In 1870, the family moved to Mitchell County, Kansas, where they homesteaded. The Tates had seven more children before Robert died on July 9, 1884.
This collection consists of photostatic copies of eight letters drafted by R. H. Tate, a member of E Company, Second Florida Infantry, to his wife Lizzie. The letters, written between March 29, 1864 and September 3, 1864, document R. H. Tate's wartime experiences. The letters seem to indicate that Tate was in action around the Wilderness, Petersburg, and Richmond. Also included in the collection are typewritten transcripts of the letters and the transcription of another letter, dated May 28, 1864, that was too fragile to be copied.
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Originals in possession of donor.
Donor is the great-grandson of R. H. Tate.
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Confederate States of America. Army. --Florida Infantry Regiment, 2nd.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
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