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Finding Aid for the J.J. Little Collection

Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00270/
Title: J.J. Little Collection
Dates: 1861-1862
Collector: Little, Jefferson J.
Physical Extent: 1 box (.917 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00270
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Correspondence of Jefferson J. Little (C.S.A. 10th Mississippi Infantry, Company H) to his father and mother while stationed
in Fort McRee, Florida and later in Meridian and Columbus. The letters provide insight into the daily activity of soldiers

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No further additions are expected to this collection.

Alternative Formats

The 5 letters in this collection have been digitized and are available in the University of Mississippi Civil War digital
archive, available: https://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/civil_war.

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 10th. Company H
Confederate States of America. Army — Social conditions
United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865



Biographical Note

Jefferson J. Little was a doctor in the “Bahala Rifles” (10th Mississippi Infantry, Company H).

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Prefered Citation

J.J. Little Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The
University of Mississippi

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Container List


Photocopies of letters from folders 1.3-1.7

Photocopies of letters for which the University of Mississippi does not own the originals

J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (28 June 1861). Fort McRee (Fla.)
Scope: Describing the daily activities of Little’s company, the Bahala Rifles (10th Mississippi Infantry, Company H); speculates
of the South’s fate should Fort McRee fall & suggests that all Southerners receive military training.

J.J. Little to John Little (13 July 1861). Fort McRee (Fla.)
Scope: Describes the hot weather and subsequent need to work at night; details daily activities, including drills, guard duty & work
building further fortifications.

J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (9 August 1861). Fort McRee (Fla.)
Scope: Discussion of the War and the success of the Confederate troops, speculation of future developments and his desire for a patriotic

J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (13 April 1862). Meridian (Miss.)
Scope: Discusses rumors of Confederate victories, having met prisoners of war and news of the injured and dead. Also discusses rumors
of a battle at Corinth and their orders to march.

J.J. Little to Mr. and Mrs. Little (1 August 1862). Columbus (Miss.)
Scope: Discusses the relative relaxing atmosphere in camp at Columbus with servants cleaning their clothing and availability of food.
Speculates on the company’s possible movements and notes the existence of prisoners in Columbus. Finally, discusses the other


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