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Private Alexander B. Wynn Civil War Letters (MC 188)


Alexander B. Wynn was born in 1842. According to the 1860 census his mother was Rebecca, born in about 1816, and his sisters were named Melinda, Martha, Mary and Narcissa. His home in 1850 and 1860 was Allens, Warren County, Georgia. He served as a private in the Civil War in Company B, 48th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A. He died in a Richmond,Virginia hospital on July 13, 1862.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 17 original letters of Private Alexander B. Wynn dated from 1861 to July 1862, and written to various members of his family. The last one was dated July 11, 1862, two days before he died.

Also included in this collection is a family tree of Emily Helene Meier and George Samuel Rhodes, family of the donor.


This collection was donated on March 26, 2003 by Mary V. Blackman of Columbus, Georgia.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Alexander B. Wynn Civil War Letters must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following creditl line for publication or exhibit is required:

Private Alexander B. Wynn Civil War Letters, MC 188
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia31907

Box 1

Folder 1: A.B.Wynn To Rebecca Wynn. April 28,1861?

Folder 2: Alexander B. Wynn to Sister. Feb 27,1862

Folder 3: Alexander B. Wynn to J.A.Reynolds. Feb 28,1862

Folder 4: A.B.Wynn to Rebecca Wynn. Mar 10, 1862

Folder 5: A.B.Wynn to Rebecca Wynn. Mar. 27, 1862

Folder 6: A.B.Wynn to Rebecca Wynn and brother. Mar. 23, 1862

Folder 7: A.B.Wynn to Rebecca Wynn. April 8, 1862

Folder 8 : Alexander Wynn to sister. Apr. 20 1862

Folder 9: A.B.Wynn to Sister. Apr 6, 1862

Folder 10: A.B.Wynn to Rebecca Wynn and Sister. May 11 and 16, 1862

Folder 11: A.B.Wynn to Rebecca Wynn. May 19, 1862

Folder 12: A.B.Wynn to Rebecca Wynn. June 4, 1862

Folder 13: A.B.Wynn to Rebecca Wynn. June 18,1862

Folder 14: A.B.Wynn to Rebecca Wynn. July 11, 1862

Folder 15: Meier/Rhodes family tree