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1 Title:   George A. Cunningham family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cunningham family  
  Dates:   1849-1874  
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The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between George A. Cunningham and his wife Mary (Mollie), documenting Cunningham's service with Company K of the 3rd Regiment Georgia State Reserves in South Carolina and Georgia including information on the battles at Broxton's Bridge and River's Bridge (S.C.), casualties, troop movements, and the evacuation of Savannah (Ga.). They also discuss his participation in the fighting in Macon, Camp Lawton, Milledgeville and Augusta and in South Carolina from Coosahatchee, Broxton's Bridge, all in the period of 1862 to 1865. There is discussion of health problems, money, the fighting, the supplies he sends to his family and what crops she should plant. Mollie's letters discuss activities of the Confederate Government, Union attacks on civilians, and Sherman's march through Georgia. The collection also contains a few letters from Mollie's brother J.M. Bullard discussing farming, family news, and disease. Eleven letters from 1874 are to George Ernest Cunningham while he was a student at the University of Georgia. Other items in the collection are photographs of Mary A. E. Johnson Cunningham and George Cunningham, reproduced from the included tin-type; a state of Georgia 25 cent note; a 33-page soft-bound book Address Delivered at the Unveiling of Confederate Monument, Thomaston, GA, May 1909 with Upson County rosters of soldiers. One item, a CSA circular was removed and catalogued as Confederate Imprint CR 1225.
 
  Identifier:   ms2679  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Platter, Cornelius C.  
  Dates:   1864-1865  
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The collection consists of a Civil War diary of Lt. (later Capt.) Cornelius C. Platter from November 1864-April 1865. Platter's diary details Sherman's march through Georgia from Rome to Savannah and the march north through the Carolinas. He gives dates, times, and lengths of marches; describes the weather, locale, scenery, and food as well as orders, rumors, positions, troop moral, and administrative duties. The diary includes a description of the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, the news of the Confederate surrender, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
 
  Identifier:   ms967  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Francis Marion Coker papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Coker, Francis Marion, 1827-1905  
  Dates:   1861-1866  
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The collection consists mainly of detailed correspondence from Francis Marion Coker to his wife, Sarah Alice Reid Coker (Sallie Coker), during his service as a Confederate soldier from 1861-1865. Includes descriptions of camp life, prices, food, clothing, marches, sickness, and foreign intervention. Describes the Seven Days Battle before Richmond and discusses camp politics, conduct of officers and doctors. Comments on fighting around Fredericksburg and the battlefield, Petersburg, Sherman and the march through Georgia. Also contains some correspondence from Sallie Coker to Francis Coker and a few business letters.
 
  Identifier:   ms15  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Collection of Georgia images  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1749-1948  
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The collection consists of printed images of Georgia, the South, the United States, and Africa. Included are pages from various newspapers and magazines, including "Harper's Weekly," "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper," "Illustrated London News," "Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion," and "Collier's Weekly." There are also maps of Georgia. Many of the items concern the Civil War, such as a picture of Andersonville prison camp and maps of Sherman's campaign in Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   ms2869  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   John Banks collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Banks, John, 1797-1870  
  Dates:   1830-1865  
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The collection consists mainly of an autobiography of John Banks written sporadically from 1830-1865. His autobiography outlines his boyhood and family background; service in the Seminole Indian Wars in 1818 in Florida; his involvement in various mercantile businesses in Elbert and Henry counties; his presidency in the Planters & Mechanics' Bank in Columbus; ownership in the Howard Manufacturing Company (textile) in Columbus; the Civil War and his sons', Daniel Watkins, Richard Eugene, and Willis Dunston service in the Confederate Army; and Sherman's march through Georgia. The collection also includes the Banks family bible containing births, deaths, and marriages, and two published works on the Banks and Winstanley families' genealogy.
 
  Identifier:   ms2540  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. literary and historical manuscripts  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Charles C. (Charles Colcock), 1831-1893  
  Dates:   1867-1889  
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The collection consists of the bound manuscript volumes written by Charles Colcock Jones, Jr., noted Georgia historian and literary figure. Several of the volumes are extra illustrated by Jones. These writings form much of the corpus of Jones' published works and are, for the most part, the author's own final manuscript copies, although there are some corrections and annotations.
 
  Identifier:   ms1066  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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7 Title:   Edgeworth Bird family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Smith, Victor Edgeworth  
  Dates:   1806-1949, bulk 1861-1902  
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The collection consists of papers of Edgeworth Bird and the Bird family from 1806, 1835-1949. The papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs (ca. 1848-1900) of the Bird family, a commonplace book (1843-1848) of Sallie C. Baxter containing extracts from her readings, an autograph book, an 1806 diary (author unknown) describing activities in Hancock and surrounding counties in Georgia, and genealogies of the Baxter, Bird, and allied families. Early correspondence (1839-1851) is between members of the Baxter family including letters between Thomas W. and Mary Baxter discussing his health, taxes, and land values; and letters from Leroy M. Wiley to Thomas detailing Wiley's trip to England in 1839. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between Bird and Smith family members including Edgeworth Bird, Sallie Bird, Saida Bird (Smith), Wilson Edgeworth Bird, and Victor Edgeworth Smith. Of particular interest are letters (1856) from Edgeworth to Sallie describing his visit to New York City, Fire Island (N.Y.), and U.S. politics and letters written between family members during the Civil War. The Civil War letters from Edgeworth discuss the battles of Gettysburg (Pa.), Richmond (Va.), 2nd Bull Run (Va.), Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March through Georgia. The letters also detail the management of Granite Farm (Hancock County, Ga.), slavery, and Saida's studies.
 
  Identifier:   ms1987  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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