John R. Peacock papers, 1838-1954.

Creator: Peacock, John R., collector.
Collection number: 1895
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Abstract: Miscellaneous letters, soldiers’ reminiscences, photographs, autographs, and other papers relating to the Confederacy, to Confederate officials before or after the Civil War, and to other aspects of American history, collected by John R. Peacock. Persons mentioned include Jubal A. Early, States Rights Gist, and G. T. Beauregard. Events mentioned include the Cherokee Removal of 1838 and Price’s Missouri Expedition, 1864.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains the statement of “Uncle Wiley” Howard,  the enslaved body-servant of General Gist, concerning the death and burial of Gist (n.d.); and a sermon by the Reverend Leon C. Burns, Church of Christ, Columbia, South Carolina, denouncing efforts toward desegregation (1954).