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Jefferson Alvis Fowler Civil War collection

Jefferson Alvis Fowler Civil War Collection

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Finding aid for the Jefferson Alvis Fowler Civil War Collection

MSS.11.20

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Taylor, Joseph M.
Title: Jefferson Alvis Fowler Civil War Collection
Dates: 1864; 2000
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection contains a monograph that includes select transcriptions from Jefferson A. Fowler's diary.
Identification: MSS.11.20
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains a monograph that includes select transcriptions from Jefferson A. Fowler's diary.


Biographical Note

Jefferson Alvis Fowler was born June 29, 1836, the son of Henderson and Harriett Fowler in Orange County, North Carolina. By 1855, the family had migrated to Newton County, Arkansas. Jefferson Fowler enlisted as a private with Company A, 3rd Regiment Confederate Infantry commanded by General Joseph B. Johnson in Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 24, 1861. He recorded military events in his pocket diary reportedly from April 29 to November 29, 1864. Fowler, camped near Dalton, Georgia on May 2, 1864, noted that if he died in battle that he wanted someone to write to Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Cheek in Hillsborough, North Carolina, that their devoted brother fell in battle, fighting for freedom. The Cheeks were older sister Cornelia Fowler, married to Adolphus Cheek. Entries into his journal placed him in several of General Johnson's battles for Atlanta. He also had two brothers fighting in the Civil War, Lieutenant Colonel, Pleasant Flower and 2nd Lieutenant, Leander Fowler who served in the 14th Arkansas. On June 21, 1864, Fowler received a gunshot wound to his right hand resulting in the loss of his index finger. A few months later, on September 2, he was captured with his regiment, but released following a prison exchange. An entry into his diary on November 30, 1864, was recorded by a friend and comrade, P. W. Cooper that Jefferson Fowler was killed on November 30, 1864 at Franklin, Tennessee, and he hoped for the opportunity to return the diary to Fowler's relatives.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Confederate States of America. Army. Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 3rd.
Dalton (Ga.)
Fowler, Jefferson Alvis, 1836-1864
Hillsborough (N.C.)
Newton County (Ark.)
Orange County (N.C.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jefferson Alvis Fowler Civil War Collection, MSS 11-20, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joseph M. Taylor


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