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1 Title:   Francis Lee Higginson letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Higginson, Francis Lee, 1841-1925  
  Dates:   1863 June 16-July 8  
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The collection consists of four letters from Francis Lee Higginson to his father: dated St. Simons Island, June 16, 1863, regarding orders to Beaufort and Florida, and a raid along the way; dated Steamer Ben DeFord, Thursday, June 18, 1863, regarding orders to go to "the Camp of the 2nd S. C. and report to Montgomery with a hundred & fifty men"; dated St. Helena, July 7, 1863, regarding Pulaski, "Morris I," and diminishing officers; dated St. Helena, July 8, 1863, regarding the expedition to Darien.
 
  Identifier:   ms3507  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Marcus J. Helms Civil War papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Helms, Marcus J.  
  Dates:   1861-1864  
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The collection consists of five complete Civil War letters from Marcus J. Helms to his family from November 11, 1861-January 20, 1864. Helms write about cold and rainy weather, rumors and battling. Correspondences are from Occoquan Town, Richmond, and Danville, Virginia, and James Island, South Carolina. The collection also includes three partial letters, and a "Descriptive list Pay and Clothing Account of Private M. J. Helms," dated April 16, 1864.
 
  Identifier:   ms3584  
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3 Title:   Francis Wilkinson Pickens letter to Joseph E. Brown  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pickens, Francis Wilkinson, 1805-1869  
  Dates:   1861 May 14  
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A letter from Francis Wilkinson Pickens to Joseph E. Brown thanking him for lending gunpowder to South Carolina at an important time. He refers to January 1861, when his artillery batteries in Charleston fired upon a federal ship sent to reinforce troops at Fort Sumter.
 
  Identifier:   ms3603  
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4 Title:   Private R.F. Crutchfield letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Crutchfield, R.F.  
  Dates:   1864  
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This collection contains one letter from R.F. Crutchfield to his brother and sister written from Proctor's Pointe, South Carolina in April of 1864. The letter describes the dire situation for provisions in camp, as well as possible desertions.
 
  Identifier:   ms4137  
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5 Title:   Daniel M. Reed letters to Mary K. Bull  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Reed, Daniel M., -1862  
  Dates:   1861-1862  
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The collection consists of seven letters written by Daniel M. Reed to Mary K. Bull from Beaufort, South Carolina about guarding the ferry, picket duty at Seabrook Island, war news the soldiers hear, battle, plans to go out west after the war, and his determination to never take the oath of allegiance if captured.
 
  Identifier:   ms3434  
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6 Title:   Abram Rinker diaries  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Rinker, Abram  
  Dates:   1863-1864  
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The collection consists of two diaries of Abram Rinker from 1863-1864. Rinker was stationed in Beaufort, Morris, James, and Folly Islands, South Carolina; and Ft. Strong, North Carolina. Diary entries discuss Rinker's health, the weather, camp life (drills, guard duty, foraging for food, and officers), bombardments and shelling along the coast, and ship movements. Other entries pertain to arrival of Confederate prisoners, news of battles in other states, and election results in the North.
 
  Identifier:   ms391  
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7 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  
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8 Title:   Ella May Thornton collection of Henry Wemyss Feilden papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Thornton, Ella May, 1885-  
  Dates:   1937-1958  
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The collection consists of typewritten correspondences between Ella May Thornton, Mrs. Winifred Feilden, and others, regarding the life and military career of Henry Wemyss Feilden for a possible publication. Also included in the collection are photocopies of two typescript copies of writings: A Noble Englishman... by A. Trevor Battye, which recounts Feilden's participation with the 42nd Highlanders, the Punjab Regiment in China; Chapter 2: The Civil War in Americ, which recounts Feilden's service in the army of the Confederate States of American, serving under Generals G. T. Beauregard and Samuel Jones, mostly in Charleston, South Carolina.
 
  Identifier:   ms340  
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9 Title:   George M. Hanvey papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hanvey, George M.  
  Dates:   1858-1865, 1880-1889  
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The collection consists of papers of George M. Hanvey. Papers from 1858-1865 relate to Hanvey's service as captain of the Newnan Guards, later known as Company A of the 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment, including letters regarding its organization; a letter to South Carolina Governor G. W. Gist offering their services should South Carolina secede; a note from Governor Joseph E. Brown instructing Hanvey to rendezvous at Macon, Georgia on March 20, 1861; a letter to General Braxton Bragg desiring to attach his company to the Artillery at Warrington, Florida; a muster roll of the Newnan Guards; a circular from Harvey to W.L. Beadle regarding the bombardment of Ft. Sumter; and Harvey's oath of allegiance. Papers dating 1880-1889 contain letters with reminiscences of company members to be read at the reunion of the Newnan Guards.
 
  Identifier:   ms494  
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10 Title:   Franklin M. Fleming letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Fleming, Franklin M., -1863  
  Dates:   1861-1864  
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The collection consists of correspondence from Franklin M. Fleming to his wife, Lizzie in Marion County, Georgia, while he served with the 46th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The letters are almost entirely from camps located near Charleston, South Carolina with some from Camp Cobb at Wilmington, North Carolina. After Fleming's death, his brother D.G. Fleming with Company G of the 8th Georgia Infantry Regiment, wrote Lizzie from near Richmond, Virginia from March-October 1864.
 
  Identifier:   ms2227  
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11 Title:   Peninah W. Thomas family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Clinch, Batavia Thomas  
  Dates:   1821-1959  
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The collection consists of papers of Peninah W. Thomas and the Thomas family of Athens (Ga.) from 1821-1959. The papers include correspondence, bills and receipts, account books, legal documents, and sermons (1890s) written by Robert Toombs DuBose. The bills and receipts (1821-1910) contain several receipts for wages paid by Peninah W. Thomas to freedmen. The account books (1834-1845) contain bank accounts of Stevens Thomas and lists of accounts and purchases. The correspondence includes letters (1838-1870) between Peninah W. Thomas and her daughters Ella (Hull), Batavia (Clinch), and Mary (Saffold). The letters mainly contain news of family or friends and social events, but of particular interest are letters from Batavia living in Connecticut during the Civil War. The letters discuss the fall of Ft. Sumter and northerners' inability to understand southern attitudes. Also included are letters from Thomas Reynolds and John Shannon discussing plantation management, the cotton market, and other details of Thomas' business interests. From 1870-1941 letters are between Jennie Stovall (DuBose) and Robert Toombs DuBose, mostly personal but also containing some information on Georgia land sales, his ministry, and service in the Georgia House of Representatives.
 
  Identifier:   ms1738  
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12 Title:   Baber-Blackshear family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Baber-Blackshear family  
  Dates:   1796-1939  
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The collection consists of the papers of the Baber, Blackshear, and Baber-Blackshear families from 1796-1939 and includes correspondence, journals, ledgers, news clippings, invitations, programs, speeches, and newspapers. The early part of the collection relates to Dr. Ambrose Baber and contains information on the 1802 William Hunter-David Mitchell duel (Savannah, Ga.); Baber's term as Charge'd Affaires to Sardinia, including correspondence from John MacPherson Berrien (1842-1844); and the establishment of the Montpelier Institute in Monroe County, Georgia. The bulk of the collection falls after 1846. It contains correspondence and journals of George Francis Burleigh Baber during his naval service on the John Adams, Germantown, Dale, and Porpoise. Also included is Civil War correspondence consisting of letters from Joseph William Blackshear of Jackson's Artillery from Camp Brown, St. Simons Island, Georgia, as well as George Dunbar Sweet Smith, who served in South Carolina and Virginia. The remainder of the collection consists of personal correspondence between Marion and William Blackshear; their children Ella, Paul, Birdie, and Minnie Baber-Blackshear; relatives; and friends.
 
  Identifier:   ms11  
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13 Title:   Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones family  
  Dates:   circa 1749-1930  
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The collection consists of papers of the Rev. Charles Colcock Jones family of Liberty County, Georgia from ca. 1749-1909. The early letters (1850-1861) are between Charles Colcock Jones and Mary Jones in Liberty County, Georgia and their son, Charles Jr., while at school in Princeton and Harvard and later in Savannah (Ga.) where he set up his law practice. The letters discuss social and family life, plantation life, politics and government, religious philosophies, and events leading up to the Civil War. From 1861-1865, Charles Jr.'s letters chronicle his involvement as an officer in the Chatham Artillery stationed along the Georgia coast near Savannah, then Charleston and James Island (S.C.), and Jacksonville (Fla.). After the war, the personal correspondence is mainly between Charles Jr., his mother Mary Jones, his wife Eva Eve Jones, and his brother Joseph Jones. There is also a smattering of correspondence regarding his law practice. The collection also contains two volumes of letters Eva Eve Jones wrote to family describing her travels through Europe in 1879, manuscripts of Charles Jr.'s writings on Georgia history, Charles Jr.'s speeches including an 1861 speech to the Chatham Artillery, and addresses (1886-1892) he gave before the Confederate Survivors Association. Also included is a copy of the original manuscript for William Bartram's book Observations on the Creek and Cherokee Indians attributed to Ephraim G. Sqier (1821-1888). The manuscript contains tracings of Bartram's drawing of prehistoric mounds, Creek towns, and Cherokee and Creek structures not found in the published work.
 
  Identifier:   ms215  
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