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Oliver Hazard Perry Juhan papers

Collection number: ahc.mss947f

Scope and Contents

This collection documents Oliver Hazard Perry Juhan's war service and family history. Included are letters that Juhan wrote to his family while fighting in the Confederate Army as well as his law license issued in 1839. The collection also contains genealogy and historical information about the Payzant and Juhan families. Of particular note is correspondence that documents Juhan's strategizing with General Robert E. Lee regarding the Battle of Antietam and the Battle at the Rapidan River in Virginia.


  • 1859-1904


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Biographical / Historical

Oliver Hazard Perry Juhan III (1830-1864) was born in Gwinnett County, Georgia, to Francis P. Juhan (1805-1879) and Eveline R. Juhan (1808-1849). He married Amanda Hutchinson (1831-1905) and they had five children, including Francis G. Juhan (1851-1932) and Stephen Alexander Juhan (1860-1933). Juhan received his law license from Gwinnett County on September 13, 1839. He enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army in 1861, and later became Captain of Company B in the Cavalry Battalion of Cobb's Georgia Legion, fighting alongside his brothers Lewis A. (1836-1927) and Francis F. (1832-1913). They participated in numerous battles, including the Seven Days Battle in Richmond, Virginia, in June 1862, and the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. Oliver Juhan died while leading his regiment across the Rapidan River in Virginia at the start of the North Anna Campaign. Juhan's brother Francis buried his body in White Hall, Virginia; however, his gravestone is in Woodlawn Cemetery in Adel, Georgia.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1996

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2021.

Oliver Hazard Perry Juhan papers
Corinne Roth
October 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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Atlanta GA 30305