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Calvin and Clarissa Bellamy Papers (Confederate soldier and family)

Little is known of this branch of the Bellamy family, although they would seem to be connected at some distance to the pioneer families of John and Abram Bellamy, responsible for the Bellamy Road that connected the Atlantic coast settlements to Tallahassee.  Most of the letters in this collection are from Calvin Bellamy, in Company D, Fifth Florida Infantry Regiment, stationed with the Army of Virginia.   Bellamy was ill and convalescing during most of this time.  At one point, he and his two brothers Richard and Marsden were all recovering from sickness in General Hospital No. 1 in Richmond.  Both Marsden and Calvin eventually died there.  The letters attest more to the hardships and poverty facing many Florida recruits than to action on the battlefield. 

Florida and the Civil War Web Project - Bellamy Family Papers, 1825-1894 are from the University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History.

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