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1 Title:   Confederate States of America special orders  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Confederate States of America. Army  
  Dates:   1863-1864  
The collection consists of four military orders: special order no. 54 for the arrest of certain deserters, dated Headquarters of 5th Regiment, Georgia Calvary, Camp Devant, Isle of Hope, June 23, 1863; special order no. 207 detailing certain officers and men to the enrollment of conscripts, dated Head Quarters Military District Georgia, Savannah, August 3, 1863, issued by George A. Mercer; special order no. 91 for the arrest of deserters in McIntosh and adjoining counties, dated Headquarters of 5th Regiment, Georgia Calvary, Camp Devant, September 10, 1863, approved by Brigadier General Mercer; special order approving the creation of a wagon train to run between Montgomery and Union Springs, Alabama, and designating the order of the wagons from each unit, dated Montgomery, Alabama, September 3, 1864, signed "A. H. Cole, Inspector General of Transportation, Confederate States Army."
  Identifier:   ms452  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Linton and Hull family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hull family  
  Dates:   1799, 1824-1873  
The collection consists of papers of the Linton and Hull families from 1799, 1824-1873. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence (1861-1864) from William Henry Waddell, stationed in Alabama and Georgia probably with the 9th Georgia Infantry, to his cousin, Julia Hull of Athens, Georgia in which Waddell discusses military officers, camp drills, living accommodations, his health, seeing sick and wounded Confederate soldiers, seeing Union prisoners of war, visiting relatives in Montgomery, Alabama, news from home, communication with John Linton, and his plans for teaching after the war. Two letters (1853, 1858) from John S. Linton to his wife Lucy Ann Hull Linton detail Linton's business in New York, buying machinery, opinions of Boston, Massachusetts, and visits with friends. Additional correspondence includes a letter (1848) to Howell Cobb from Asbury Hull in which Hull discusses candidates for president and suggests Zachary Taylor; a letter (1849) from George G. Hull to his sister in Athens, Georgia detailing poverty in Pennsylvania and how much better their slaves live; and a letter (1873) to John Linton from Alexander Stephens pertaining to attempts by Linton to recoup financial losses on cotton destroyed as enemy property. The collection contains a 1799 copy of a 1784 land grant, an 1826 land grant, and indenture documents dated 1824. Finally included are a note written by Miss Lucy Linton (undated), regarding Dr. John L. Linton's resignation, and three newspaper clippings and obituaries of John S. Linton.
  Identifier:   ms585  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Branch family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Branch family  
  Dates:   1830-1961  
The collection consists of the papers of the Branch family of Savannah, Georgia from 1830-1961. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between Charlotte Sawyer Branch and her sons John L., Sanford W., and Hamilton McDevil Branch, who served mainly in the 8th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The letters describe the 1st Battle of Bull Run, the death of John, the subsequent capture of Sanford (who had stayed with his dying brother), the Seven Days Battle, the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, and the Battle of Gettysburg, where Sanford was wounded and captured again. Hamilton transferred to the 54th Georgia Infantry Regiment and writes about the regiment's involvement in the Atlanta Campaign, particularly the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. He also writes from Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee while serving with Nathan Bedford Forrest.
  Identifier:   ms25  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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