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21 Title:   William H. Mickle correspondence  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Mickle, William H., 1839-1922  
  Dates:   1864-1865  
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The collection consists of twenty letters, written by Union soldier William H. Mickle to his wife Oleavia and other family members. These letters were written in the summer of 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign, primarily while Mickle was stationed near Marietta. Throughout the summer of 1864 Mickle continued writing through the battles around Atlanta then across the state and into Savannah that December. His writings tell of the progress of the campaign, discussing key figures and locations such as General Joseph Hooker, the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, and the entrance into Savannah. Health, family, and personal matters are also addressed.
 
  Identifier:   ms3827  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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22 Title:   Robert Blair Smith letters to Anna Jane Clark  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Smith, Robert Blair  
  Dates:   1859-1865  
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The collection consists of twenty-five letters, written by Robert Blair Smith to Anna Jane Smith of Social Circle, Georgia during the Civil War. The earliest letter was actually written in 1859, but others date from wartime and were written from various infantry camps throughout the Southeast. His letters report on combat and the daily operations of the infantry, including camp life. The collection also features a table of contents for the letters, listed chronologically and annotated with historical notes in bold and italics.
 
  Identifier:   ms3833  
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23 Title:   A. M. Usher letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Usher, A. M.  
  Dates:   1861 April 16  
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The collection consists of one letter: dated Atlanta, Georgia, April 16, 1861, to Mrs. Asa S. Hazleton, from A. M. Usher, regarding the war, the South, travels, and mutual acquaintances.
 
  Identifier:   ms3869  
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24 Title:   Dusenberry and Smith family letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Dusenberry, Orra  
  Dates:   1862-1969  
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The collection consists primarily of Civil War correspondence between Private Orra Dusenberry and his friends and family members, as well as letters between Private Lawrence D. Smith and his sister. The collection also includes a copy of Zina Dusenberry: Fact and Fiction : Material Relating to Elfrieda Hochbaum's Unpublished Novel, The Deer. Other materials include Orra Dusenberry's school papers and genealogy research regarding Private Smith's military service. A family tree of the Northrup family, of which the Dusenberrys and Smiths are a part, is also part of these genealogy papers. Orra Dusenberry's black tote bag inscribed with his name is also included.
 
  Identifier:   ms3877  
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25 Title:   James Himrod letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Himrod, James, active 1836  
  Dates:   1862 November 30  
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Collection includes a broadside and letter sent by Union soldier James Himrod to his niece. The letter describes Thanksgiving Day festivities at Fort Pulaski. After describing the food and festivities, he comments on the scandalous behavior of some of the officers and offers his opinion of commanding Generals McClellan and Burnside. Also included is a broadside for the Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival, November 27th, 1862.
 
  Identifier:   ms4072  
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26 Title:   Margaret Bass letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Bass, Margaret, 1827-1890  
  Dates:   1863 October 3  
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Consists of one letter written by Mrs. Margaret Bass, a hotel keeper at Perry House in Columbus, Georgia, to a Mrs. Semmes. The letter was written during the Chattanooga Campaign in the Civil War, which was a series of battles that took place from September through November 1863. Mrs. Bass writes that wounded were brought to town from Tennessee and that horses were taken from the local citizens for General Bragg's soldiers.
 
  Identifier:   ms4177  
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27 Title:   Chaplain Charles J. Oliver letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Oliver, Charles James, 1831-1911  
  Dates:   1864 February 11  
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Collection consists of one letter written by Charles J. Oliver, a chaplain in the Confederate army, to his mother from his station in Raccoon Ford, Virginia. Although undated, the letter is believed to be from 1864 because this was the only time during the Civil War that the Troup Artillery was stationed at Raccoon Ford. In the letter, Oliver writes about missing home, daily activities, and the his duties as chaplain of his unit.
 
  Identifier:   ms4207  
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28 Title:   Sarah Craig Ferguson papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Ferguson, Sarah Jane Craig, 1847-1926  
  Dates:   1861-1893  
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Collection includes fifty-seven letters between members of the Craig and Ferguson family during the American Civil War. Letters discuss personal family matters such as illness, engagements, and travel as well as the movement and location of Union and Confederate military companies. Also included are envelopes, ten photographs of family members, a photograph album, a Christmas card, a marriage license for Sarah Ferguson and John Craig, a keepsake box, and a small chainmail purse.
 
  Identifier:   ms4373  
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29 Title:   John S. Blasingame family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Blasingame, John S., 1836-  
  Dates:   1862-1909  
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This collection contains approximately 40 wartime letters written by the Blasingame family, including Confederate soldiers with the 54th Georgia Infantry. Civil War letters originate from the front lines in Richmond, Virginia, and Savannah, Atlanta, Fort Macon, and Marrieta, Georgia. This grouping includes a partly-printed parole for John S. Blasingame out of Macon, 1865, in which Blasingame is sworn under oath not to bear arms against the United States of America, give any information, or do any military duty whatsoever until regularly exchanged as a prisoner of war. Other materials in the collection include family correspondence from 1893-1894 and 1909 and 2 small photographs.
 
  Identifier:   ms3441  
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30 Title:   Camden Evans letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Evans, Camden, 1838?-1864  
  Dates:   1862-1864  
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The collection consists of letters Camden Evans wrote to his wife and her father in Columbus (Ga.) from 1862-1864. He wrote from numerous camps in towns including Tupelo (Miss.), Murfreesboro (Tenn.), and Ringgold and Dalton (Ga.). In his letters he complained about how badly privates were treated and the lack of food and clothing. He asked Mr. Laney to bring him a boy to wash his clothes and forage for food, and he constantly tried to arrange for a furlough or a substitute. He gave his opinions of Generals Grant, Johnson, Bragg and Hardee. By May 22, 1864 he was near Atlanta and described having no clean clothes for three weeks, and being on picket duty for 24 hours without relief. By July 12, 1864 he had learned of his son Bobbie's death. His last letter is dated July 17, 1864. There is one letter from Emma to her husband and several letters from her after the war to her mother. In these she mentioned her second husband Steve Smith, her daughter Daisy, and a move to Birmingham (Ala.)
 
  Identifier:   ms3756  
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31 Title:   William Joseph and Nancy Wallis Short family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Short, William Joseph, 1834-1924  
  Dates:   1862-1916  
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The collection consists of correspondence, Army clothing and roll book, writings, and photographs. The letters were written 1862-1865 among members of the Short family. Most letters are between Joe and his wife Nannie in Buena Vista, Georgia. He frequently advises his wife about financial matters and the operation of his farm, but also describes the battles and his view of the war. January 23, 1863 - "...will never forget the scenery after the fight. It seemed as if the most terrible hurricane had swept over the earth." July 31, 1863 - "I am enlisted for life or until the yankees are whipped." "They are fighting for plunder, we for our homes, wives and children." Her letters tell of family matters and their son William Bascom "Billy." In a 1914 letter, L. M. Spinks remembers their time together in the war and tells of his life now in Texas. There are also several letters from his brother John Robert Short (1837-1920), who was in the 9th Georgia Battalion Artillery, Co. C. A personal account of the war was written by William Joseph Short when he was 90 and lists locations of his camps and the main battles he was in - Murfreesboro (TN) on July 14, 1862; Perryville (KY) on October 8, 1862; Murfreesboro (TN) on December 31-January 2, 1863; Chickamauga (GA) on September 19-20, 1863; and Lookout Mt. (TN) on November 22, 1863. There is a speech by William Bascom Short on the the unveiling of a Confederate memorial in Buena Vista (GA) in 1916; a notebook listing the roster of Co. G and clothing issued during 1864-1865; and two photographs of William Bascom Short and his wife Mollie. Transcripts area included with most letters.
 
  Identifier:   ms3863  
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32 Title:   Charles H. Olmstead letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Olmstead, Charles H.  
  Dates:   1862 April 12  
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Colonel Olmstead writes to Captain E. P. Lawton to inform him that Major General David Hamlin of the Federal Army sent a communication demanding the immediate surrender of Fort Pulaski to the forces of the United States at Tybee Island. Olmstead informs Hamlin that he sent word he would not surrender, and shortly thereafer the Fort came under attack, which continued throughout the night. Cut off from relief, Olmstead eventually yields the fort.
 
  Identifier:   ms3888  
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33 Title:   John G. Abbott letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Abbott, John G., 1838-1863  
  Dates:   1862  
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The collection contains letters written by John G. Abbott to his brother Joseph E. P. Abbott during his service in the 48th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in and around Fort Pulaski, Georgia in 1862.
 
  Identifier:   ms3957  
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34 Title:   Letter to Austin Phelps  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Brown, Columbia Phelps  
  Dates:   1865  
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This collection contains an 1865 letter from Columbia Brown, of Cincinnatti, Texas, to her father Austin Phelps in Scipioville, New York. It describes the family's displacement from Louisiana during the Civil War and conditions in Texas.
 
  Identifier:   ms3987  
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35 Title:   Fannie Hansell letter to Louisa Young Jones  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hansell, Fannie, 1828-1895  
  Dates:   1864 March 13  
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Consists of one letter from Fannie Hansell to Louisa Young Jones on March 13, 1864 from Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia. Jones was the sister of General Pierce Manning Butler Young. The letter discusses Camp Sumter, or Andersonville Prison Camp. She describes the miserable conditions and notes that many prisoners are "constantly" trying to escape.
 
  Identifier:   ms4192  
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36 Title:   Clayton family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Clayton, Augustin S. (Augustin Smith), 1783-1839  
  Dates:   1812-1922  
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The Clayton family papers consist of genealogical research, correspondence, and legal materials. Included are deeds and accounting papers, Civil War soldiers' letters, funerary mementos, a letter describing an 1829 trip to Tallulah Falls, and letters from Peru describing Consulate duties during the 1870s.
 
  Identifier:   ms3977  
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37 Title:   Pendley-Little Family Civil War correspondence  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1855-1865  
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The collection consists of correspondence between the Pendley and Little families of Webster and Baker Counties, Georgia. Pendley correspondents include brothers Samuel and R. F. Pendley and Mary and Elizabeth Pendley (relationship unknown). Civil War correspondence includes letters from T. Z. Little at Camp Cutts and Camp Forest, Manassas Junction, Virginia (1861) and Joseph M. Little, Camp Miserable, Orange Court House, Virginia (1861) and Camp Pine Thicket, Virginia (1863). The letters discuss battles, including fighting at Winchester, and Captain A.S. Cutts of the 11th Georgia Artillery Battalion, Company A. Letters from the women, including Sarah A. R. Little, reveal their views of the Civil War and their related activities.
 
  Identifier:   ms2873  
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38 Title:   Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Newton family  
  Dates:   1814-1932  
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The collection consists of the papers of the Carlton, Newton, and Mell families of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia from 1814-1932. Contains mainly correspondence of Henry Hull Carlton, Benjamin Mell, Edwin D. Newton, John Hamlin Newton, and other family members. Of particular interest are eleven letters from James Ryder Randall to Edwin D. Newton and Civil War letters (1861-1864) of Henry H. Carlton while serving in the Troup Artillery in Savannah, Georgia and Richmond, Virginia and letters (1861-1862) from Benjamin Mell while serving in Cobb's Legion near Richmond. Also includes land grants, account books, writings, and printed material. The collection contains some material relating to Thomas S. Mell, as treasurer of the Georgia State Teachers College (1927-1932) and general orders of the United Confederate Veterans.
 
  Identifier:   ms59  
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