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William Starr Basinger collection

William Starr Basinger collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Starr Basinger collection
Creator: Basinger, William Starr
Inclusive Dates: 1889-1932
Language: English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (5 volumes)
Collection Number: ms138
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Starr Basinger (1827-1910) was a lawyer, military officer, and President of North Georgia Agricultural College.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four manuscript volumes titled Personal reminiscences, created by William Starr Basinger, dated 1889-1896. The four volumes of handwritten reminiscences include histories of the Basinger and Starr families; involvement of William Elon Basinger in Dade's Battle of the 2nd Seminole War in Florida; going to college at the University of Georgia; and the law profession. Volumes also contain details of Basinger's involvement in the Savannah Volunteer Guards (later the 8th Georgia Battalion) during the American Civil War. Basinger was stationed in Ft. Screven, Savannah, Ft. Boggs and Ft. Wagoner in Charleston, and near Richmond, VA, where he was captured and sent to prison on Johnson's Island, OH. Basinger also discusses his activities after the war including his move to Dahlonega, Georgia and his presidency at the North Georgia Agricultural College. The fifth volume in the collections, Savannah Volunteer Guards, is a composite typescript, taken in part from Basinger's Personal reminiscences.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Starr Basinger collection, ms138, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Basinger family
Clippings (information artifacts)
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Battalion, 18th
Dade Massacre, Fla., 1835.
Dahlonega (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
Johnson Island Prison
Manuscripts (documents)
Prisoners of war -- Ohio -- Johnson Island.
Savannah (Ga.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
Savannah Volunteer Guards, Inc.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Starr family
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxvolume
11v. 1 Personal Reminiscences
 
12v. 2 Personal Reminiscences
 
13v. 3 Personal Reminiscences
 
14v. 4 Personal Reminiscences
 
15v. 5 Savannah Volunteer Guards
 
11Loose materials from v. 3-4