George Job Huntley


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Repository: Western Carolina University Hunter Library Special Collections
Creator: George Job Huntley
Title: George Job Huntley Papers, 1861 - 1863
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Hunter Library Special Collections.
Abstract: Letters of George Job Huntley of Rutherford County, North Carolina written during the period 1861 to 1863.
  Collection includes correspondence of George Job Huntley.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet


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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Job Huntley Papers, Special Collections, Western Carolina University Hunter Library, Cullowhee, NC, USA.

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Processed by George Frizzell, March, 1996
Encoded by Tim Carstens, January, 2007

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Biographical Note

George Job Huntley was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina, on April 17, 1841. He was the oldest of the nine children of William Lawrence Huntley and Sara Jane Collins. He was a farmer and a teacher before the Civil War began. He was never married. Huntley enlisted in Company I of the 34th Regiment North Carolina Troops on November 10, 1861. He was wounded at Gaines Mills during the Seven Days Battles in Virginia in late June 1862 and also may have been wounded during the battle of Second Manassas in August or September 1862. On the first day of the battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July 1, 1863), Huntley received a mortal wound. He died the next day (July 2, 1863) at age 22 after twenty months service in the Confederate army.

The letters of George Job Huntley have been published in the book, The Cry is War, War, War, edited and annotated by Michael W. Taylor (Dayton, Ohio: Morningside, 1994). Huntley's letters comprise the first half of the book, with the second half consisting of the correspondence of a fellow soldier in the same regiment, Burwell Thomas Cotton.

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Content and Scope

George Job Huntley corresponded often with friends and family during the war. He frequently wrote to his sister, Tincy Elizabeth Huntley, who was only three years younger (she was born May 16, 1844). Huntley's first letter is dated November 22, 1861 and the final letter June 29, 1863. However, there are no letters for the period between August 15, 1862, and March 18, 1863.

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Online Catalog Headings

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Huntley, George Job--Correspondence


United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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Detailed Description of the Materials




Box MSS 95-10
Dear friends and relations, November 22, 1861.
Dear friends and relations, December 3, 1861
December 29, 1861
Camp Mangum, Wake County, Raleigh, NC., January 5, 1861 [1862].
Camp Mangum, Wake County, Raleigh, NC., January 9, 1861 [1862].
Wayn County, Goldsborough, NC., Dear Friends and relations, January 17, 1862
Wayne County, Goldsboro, NC., Dear friends and people, January 22, 1862.
Dear friends, January 22, 1862.
February 3, 1862.
Goldsboro, Wayne County, NC., Dear friends and relatives, February 10, 1862.
Hallifax County, Hallifax Court, NC., Dear friends and relations, February 11, 1862.
Hallifax County, Weldon, NC., Dear friends and relations, February 25, 1862.
Martin County, Hamilton, NC., Dear Father, March 6, 1862.
Martin County, Hamilton, March 11, 1862.
Martin County, Hamilton, NC. Dear friends, March 19, 1862; and March 20, 1862 [both letters written on same piece of paper]
Wayne County Camp near Goldsboro, NC. Dear friends, April 3, 1862.
Camp near Goldsboro, NC. To Miss Tincy Huntley: April 7, 1862.
Camp Mason Near Goldsboro, NC. Dear friends: April 15, 1862.
Caroline County, Virginia. Dear friends: April 27, 1862
Caroline County, Virginia. Dear Friends: May 4, 1862
Caroline County, Virginia.Miss Tincy Huntley, Dear Sister: May 4, 1862.
Spotsylvania County, Va. Dear Friends: May 20, 1862.
Camp near Richmond, Va. Dear Friends: June 1, 1862
Camp near Richmond, Va.Miss Tincy Huntley: June 3, 1862.
Camp near Richmond, Va. Dear Friends: June 6, 1862.
Camp near Richmond, Va. Dear Friends: June 13, 1862.
Camp near Richmond, Va. Dear Father: June 20, 1862.
Camp near Richmond, Va. Dear Friends: July 16, 1862.
Dear Friends: July 19, 1862.
Camp near Richmond, Va. Dear Friends: July 24, 1862.
Camp near Richmond, Va. Dear Friends: July 25, 1862.
Camp near Richmond, Va. Dear Friends: July 28, 1862.
Orange County, Gordonsville, Va.Miss Tincy Huntley Dear Sister: August 2nd, 1862.
Camp near Gordonville, Va. Dear Friends: August 15, 1862.
City of Raleigh.Tincy Huntley: March 18, 1863.
Camp Gregg near Guiney Station, Va. Dear Father: March 21, 1863
Camp Gregg near Guiney Station, Va. or Fredericksburg Va.Miss Tincy Huntley: April 5, 1863 [note: there are two segments to this entry].
Camp Gregg near Guiney Station, Va. Dear friends: April 24, 1863.
Camp Gregg near Guiney Station, Va. Dear Father and Mother: May 10, 1863.
To Miss Tincy Huntley: May 1863.
Camp Gregg near Guiny Station, Va. Dear Friends: May 20, 1863.
Camp Gregg near Guiney Station, Va. Dear friends: May 31, 1863.
In line of battle near Fredericksburg. Dear Sister: June 10, 1863.
In Camp near Fredericksburg, Va. Dear Father: June 15, 1863.
Camp within 10 miles of Winchester in the valley of Virginia. Dear Friends: June 23, 1863; and Dear Friends: June 25, 1863 [both letters are on the same piece of paper]
Camp near Fayetville, Pennsylvania. Dear Sister: June 29, 1863. View transcription


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