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1 Title:   Thomas Ely Lee letters to Fannie Lee  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lee, Thomas Ely, 1836-  
  Dates:   1862-1890  
The collection consists of letters from Thomas Ely Lee in the 49th Georgia Infantry Regiment while serving in Virginia, to his wife Fanny Lee from 1862-1863. He writes that he gets enough to eat but needs clothes. He states he went to Maryland and Pennsylvania, but believes the fighting at Petersburg may end the war. He mentions his commanders, Capt. Henry H. Whitfield and Lt. Capt. John Pate several times.
  Identifier:   ms2882  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Alexander H. Stephens family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883  
  Dates:   1797-1977  
The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, writings, financial papers, printed material, photographs, and artifacts. Family letters are mainly among Alexander H. Stephens, his father Andrew Baskins Stephens, his brother Aaron Grier Stephens, his nephew John Alexander Stephens, and his half-brother Linton Stephens. The letters discuss family matters and politics. One group of letters concerns the imprisonment and parole of honor of Alexander H. Stephens at Fort Warren (Boston, Mass.) in 1865. Correspondence between Alexander H. Stephens and various political figures includes Howell Cobb, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Hill, and Robert Toombs. Stephens and Hill write about the possibility of a duel between them because of an argument over politics. There is one letter from Clement Anselm Evans (1833-1911) to his wife, and three letters to him from John Brown Gordon, Joseph Wheeler and James Longstreet. Among the financial papers are deeds, and the wills of Alexander H. Stephens and his grandfather Alexander Stephens (d. 1813). An oversize folder contains a copy of an undated map of Confederate and Federal lines around Petersburg, Virginia. Artifacts include a walking cane of Alexander H. Stephens, locks of his hair, and a bloodletting tool.
  Identifier:   ms3828  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Barfield family collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Barfield, Richard Lee, 1836-1912  
  Dates:   1822-1929  
The major portion of the Barfield Family Collection is three letterbooks filled with the letters of R. Lee Barfield and written while he was a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. The letters were all written to his wife Maggie in Henderson, Georgia. Many of the letters are in poor condition, but a typescript is included of the legible letters. As he moved through North Carolina and Virginia, Barfield described such topics as a prison camp; the health of himself and others; the execution of a deserter; Negro troops; the supplies of food, horses, and arms; his company's skirmishes; and other war news. He continued to be optimistic that the war would soon be over. Also in the collection are various legal documents, deeds, promissory notes, accounts, and receipts. Many of these are from the area of Bibb county, Georgia, and the name of Tillmon Barnett is often mentioned. The Southern Side, a book about Andersonville prison, is included. From a later time period are a 1918 Macon News newspaper, a 1921 Athens Banner newspaper, and a 1929 letter to Mrs. M. B. Medlock of Macon.
  Identifier:   ms2878  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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