Manuscript Collection

James Alexander Milling Civil War Reminiscence - Accession 877 - M395 (446)

Title

James Alexander Milling Civil War Reminiscence - Accession 877 - M395 (446)

Files

Identifier

Accession 877 - M395 (446)

Inclusive Dates

1916

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

27 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

James Alexander Milling (1846-1916) was married to Martha Ann Morrow Milling (1872 - 1972), and they had two children: David Mills Milling (1878 - 1954); Emma Cornelia Milling (1904 - 2009);

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of a typed transcript of the recollections of James (Jim) Alexander Milling (1846-1916) of his service in the American Civil War from 1862-1865. He wrote them sometime prior to his death in 1916. He was a native of Fairfield County, South Carolina and is buried at First Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood, SC. Milling joined the Confederate Army in 1862 and served as a Corporal in Company G, 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry. He participated in the Battles of: Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Chickamauga; Chattanooga; Battle of the Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Cold Harbor; Fisher’s Hill; New Market Heights; Bentonville;

Additional Notes

The original handwritten manuscript was found by his daughter, Emma, after her mother’s death in 1972. It consisted of 38 pages which had been tightly rolled and placed in a purse belonging to his wife, Martha Morrow Milling.

Provenance

' Jim Milling and the War' Reminiscence In the Archives on June12, 1995bt Mrs. S.J. Todd, Jr.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

James Alexander Milling Civil War Reminiscence - Accession 877 - M395 (446)

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