John J. Jefcoat Papers, 1850-1891

John J. Jefcoat (b. ca. 1832) was farmer from Orangeburg District, South Carolina and enlisted as a musician in Co. D, 20th South Carolina Infantry on April 10, 1862. He later served as a private and was eventually promoted to sergeant. Many of the letters in this collection were written by John and his wife, Rachel (b. ca. 1840). Others were written by four of John's brothers: Henry W. Jefcoat, Benjamin J. P. Jefcoat (who died during the war), Samuel W. Jefcoat, and J. J. A. (Joel) Jefcoat. Henry and Joel served with John Jefcoat in Co. D, 20th South Carolina Infantry. The other two brothers served in Co. D, 7th South Carolina Cavalry. John survived the war.

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David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University

Letters

Displaying 1 - 25 of 92
ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
11066 Jefcoat36 Samuel W. Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Richmond County, VA Orangeburg County, SC
11123 Jefcoat90 John James Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat SC SC
10954 Jefcoat3 February 1, 1862 Benjamin J. P. Jefcoat John James Jefcoat Charleston County, SC
11036 Jefcoat1 March 19, 1862 Henry Wiley Jefcoat John James Jefcoat James Island, Charleston County, SC Orangeburg County, SC
10952 Jefcoat2 April 6, 1862 Henry Wiley Jefcoat John James Jefcoat James Island, Charleston County, SC
10955 Jefcoat4 May 8, 1862 John James Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC
10956 Jefcoat5 May 15, 1862 Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat John James Jefcoat Orangeburg County, SC Charleston County, SC
10957 Jefcoat6 May 20, 1862 John James Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC Orangeburg County, SC
11037 Jefcoat8 May 23, 1862 John James Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC Orangeburg County, SC
10959 Jefcoat7 May 24, 1862 Frederick K. Livingston Jr. John James Jefcoat Orangeburg County, SC Charleston County, SC
11038 Jefcoat9 May 27, 1862 John James Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC Orangeburg County, SC
11039 Jefcoat10 June 3, 1862 John James Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC Orangeburg County, SC
11040 Jefcoat11 June 3, 1862 Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat John James Jefcoat Orangeburg County, SC Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC
11041 Jefcoat12 June 19, 1862 Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat John James Jefcoat Orangeburg County, SC Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC
11042 Jefcoat13 June 24, 1862 John James Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC Orangeburg County, SC
11044 Jefcoat14 June 25, 1862 Samuel W. Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat James Island, Charleston County, SC Orangeburg County, SC
11045 Jefcoat15 June 25, 1862 Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat John James Jefcoat Lexington County, SC Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC
11046 Jefcoat16 June 28, 1862 Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat John James Jefcoat Orangeburg County, SC Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC
11047 Jefcoat17 July 4, 1862 Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat John James Jefcoat Orangeburg County, SC Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC
11048 Jefcoat18 July 8, 1862 John James Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC Orangeburg County, SC
11049 Jefcoat19 July 29, 1862 John James Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC Orangeburg County, SC
11050 Jefcoat20 August 24, 1862 Benjamin J. P. Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Richmond County, VA Orangeburg County, SC
11051 Jefcoat21 September 3, 1862 Benjamin J. P. Jefcoat John James Jefcoat Richmond County, VA Charleston County, SC
11054 Jefcoat24 September 9, 1862 John James Jefcoat Rachel Elizabeth Jefcoat Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, SC Orangeburg County, SC
11053 Jefcoat23 September 12, 1862 Benjamin J. P. Jefcoat John James Jefcoat Richmond County, VA Charleston County, SC

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