I spent the day today browsing through the collection of the U.S. Army Military History Institute library just outside of Carlisle, researching old records and files for my manuscript I am working on regarding the Louisiana Tigers during the Gettysburg Campaign. I found a cryptic comment in an old, obscure letter in the Robert L. Brake Collection of Confederate Civil War letters. Perhaps some of you Yorkers could help me identify the individuals mentioned in this letter????
A couple Confederates paid a visit to downtown York, where they enjoyed the hospitality of a “Mrs. Dr. Codwise” and her friend “Miss Georgia Bird.” With the faded nature of the old letter and the questionable spelling of the handwritten copy of the text, I question if I have these names right. If any of you are familiar with York County genealogy and family history, could you send me an e-mail to identify these two women???