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1 Title:   William C. Towle letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Towle, William C., active 1830  
  Dates:   1865  
Two letters from Union surgeon William C. Towle written to his wife. First letter dates February 26, 1865 and details Towle's time in Savannah with the army and the newly free enslaved people he has hired since arriving. "I am living well, I pay a colored woman three dollars a month to cook for me, I have a man to take care of my horses and another to wait upon me..." Second letter dates May 29, 1865 and details his time in Augusta, seeing Jeff Davis pass through the town, and his knowledge of newly emancipated enslaved people who are told to "not consider the word Freedom as meaning Freedom from labor." Towle ends his second letter by promising to send "a negro girl" to his wife.
  Identifier:   ms4092  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Cyrena Bailey Stone diary  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Stone, Cyrena Bailey, 1830-1868  
  Dates:   1864  
The collection consists of a diary belonging to Cyrena Bailey Stone, written from January-July 1864, includes descriptive accounts of life in the South during the Civil War, slaves reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation and the probable fall of the Confederacy, prices for food and clothing, visits to prisons and hospitals, preparations of fortifications, shellings and cannonadings, falsified reports in Southern newspapers, diatribes towards leaders of the Confederacy especially Howell Cobb and Jefferson Davis, the fall of towns such as Tunnel Hill, Dalton, and Resaca (Ga.), and the evacuation of Atlanta.
  Identifier:   ms1000  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   McDowell, Talmadge, Lipscomb, and Rutherford families papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Talmadge, Clovis "Coke" G., 1854-1896  
  Dates:   1861-1868, undated  
This collection contains the papers of the McDowell, Talmadge, Lipscomb, and Rutherford families including correspondence, ledgers, Civil War documents, and a will related to the McDowell family and Clovis Talmadge; the diary of a Union soldier; clippings; and photographs related to the Lipscomb and Rutherford families. The bulk of the collection is comprised of the correspondence of Georgia McDowell Talmadge and her husband Clovis Talmadge during and immediately following the Civil War. Transcriptions of the almost all of the correspondence and the will are included.
  Identifier:   ms4356  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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