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Roderick Perry papers

Collection number: ahc.mss806

Scope and Content

This collection contains letters written by Roderick Perry and his family and friends of Warsaw, Kentucky. Also included are letters to soldiers requesting help from Kate Perry, Perry's adjutant handbook, and business cards of merchants supplying goods to prisioners of war.


  • 1841 - 1926


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Roderick Perry was of Warsaw, Gallatin County, Kentucky. He fought in the Confederate Army with the 9th Regiment Tennessee Calvary and was an adjutant to Colonel Biddle. He was twice a prisoner of war being held at Alton, Illinois and at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. He was wonded in the Battle of Atlanta and was hospitalized in Hood's Hospital in Oxford, Georgia. Kate Perry, sister of Roderick, worked at supplying prisoners' of war with necessities such as clothing. Additional biographical information about Roderick Perry has not been determined.


0.42 linear ft. (one document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994

Related Archival Materials

Visual Materials have been separated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.


Roderick Perry Collection
Carla Ledgerwood
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305