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J. R. Goodwin letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 519

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten letters. All of the items were written to Goodwin's sister, Alice. Goodwin wrote these letters while in Confederate service in Virginia and Tennesee. Goodwin tells about burying a friend, rumors, army life, and mentions the battle of Corinth and Sharpsburg (Antietam). Goodwin writes about standing sentry over a group of Union prisoners that were "the poorest looking set of men that I ever seen [.] there are some little boys among them. one of them was about twelve years old. he said that he was taken away from his mother and put into Union army. I expect it will fall to my lot yet to have to shoot one of them for some of them are mighty impudent fellow."


  • 1861-1862


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Soldier in the army of the Confederate States of American.


4 items (18 p.)(0.03 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of J. R. Goodwin letters
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 6
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States