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1 Title:   William H. Maxey letters to Jeremiah Maxey  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Maxey, William H., -1862  
  Dates:   1861-1862  
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The collection primarily consists of correspondence from William H. Maxey to his father, Jeremiah Maxey, from June-December 1861. Maxey details events from Manassas Junction and Winchester, Virginia. He describes battles, his health, stays in the hospital, wounded soldiers, and rumors of troop movements. The collection also contains correspondence to Jeremiah Maxey from other soldiers, and a poem titled The Dying Soldier. A letter to Jeremiah dated Richmond, Virginia, March 17, 1862, from Thomas Gilham, describes William Maxey's death.
 
  Identifier:   ms529  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Mangham family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Mangham family  
  Dates:   1849-1888  
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The collection consists of receipts and printed items, but the majority is correspondence. Of particular interest are letters written by Willoughby Hill Mangham while serving with Company I of the 11th Georgia Infantry Regiment to his father, John Grier Mangham. Written from Virginia, Mangham discusses the Battle of 1st Bull Run, fighting at Yorktown, troop movements, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Other correspondents include Solomon R. Mangham, John Mangham, and H.H. Hill whose letters discuss cotton sales, the attack on Harper's Ferry, and abolition.
 
  Identifier:   ms2132  
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3 Title:   Berry Benson diaries  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Benson, Berry, 1843-1923  
  Dates:   1861-1865, circa 1910  
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The collection consists of two diaries of Berry Benson from 1861-1865. Benson writes about the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; his capture in Spotsylvania, Virginia; imprisonment and escape from Elmira Prison, New York; and other events in Maryland and Georgia. People Benson mentions include Blackwood "Bob" Benson, Frank Champion, Mike Duffy, and General Bradley Johnson. The collection also includes a manuscript written by Benson entitled "A Confederate Sergeant's Adventures."
 
  Identifier:   ms326  
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4 Title:   John G. La Roque letters to Nannie M. La Roque  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   La Roque, John G.  
  Dates:   1862-1864  
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The collection consists of correspondence (and transcripts) from John G. La Roque, of the 4th Georgia Infantry Regiment, mainly to his wife, Nannie M. La Roque, from 1862-1864. La Roque's letters discuss the death of his son, his health and that of his wife, the morale and health of the men in Company E, troop movements in Virginia, casualties and deaths, news of friends and family, the problems of obtaining clothing for soldiers, the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, and his capture and imprisonment at Ft. Delaware, Delaware. The collection also contains one letter from La Roque to F.A. Billingslea, dated April 27, 1863, asking Billingslea to collect money owed La Roque and describing the readiness and troop strengths under General Jackson.
 
  Identifier:   ms360  
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5 Title:   Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 1823-1862  
  Dates:   1852-1862  
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The collection consists of papers of Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb from 1852-1862. Consists primarily of typescript copies of letters to his wife, Marian Lumpkin Cobb (1860-1862) while commanding Cobb's Legion. The letters discuss Cobb's participation in the Seven Days' Battle, the Battle of Antietam, and the Battle of 2nd Bull Run; and his attitude toward the events and personalities he encountered during his military career.
 
  Identifier:   ms448  
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6 Title:   Fleming Jordan letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jordan, Fleming  
  Dates:   1842-1865  
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The collection consists of papers of Fleming Jordan from 1842-1865. The majority of the collection consists of letters from Jordan to his wife while he served in the 44th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Letters are written from Goldsboro, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, and Atlanta, Georgia; and discuss Jordan's health and troop activities. The collection also contains a letter to Jordan from his uncle, Joshua Hill, U.S. House of Representatives; from Colonel Robert A. Smith, commander of the 44th Regiment; and a letter to Nancy Jordan from J. J. DuBarry, informing Nancy of the death of her brother, Henry Dillon, in battle.
 
  Identifier:   ms826  
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7 Title:   Howell Cobb family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cobb family  
  Dates:   1824-1888  
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The collection consists of receipts of General Howell Cobb and correspondence of the Cobb family of Athens, Georgia, from 1824-1888. Several letters from Harry L. Flash to Howell Cobb pertain to the sale of the MACON TELEGRAPH. Two letters of particular interest: dated Richmond, July 24, 1861, "Dear Wife," signed "Howell Cobb," regarding battle and people killed in battle; dated Athens, June 15, 1861, "Dear Brother," signed "Thomas R. R. Cobb," regarding formation of a legion. Correspondence after 1868 mainly regards Mary Ann Cobb and social life in Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   ms1367  
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8 Title:   Letters to Louise Kingsley Savage  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Savage, John A.  
  Dates:   1851-1865  
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This collection consists of correspondence, the majority of which were written by John A. Savage, Jr. to his wife, Louise-- both from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Beginning with their courtship in 1857, the letters document their relationship. There is a chronological gap in the letters from 1859 until 1862 in which time John and Louise were married and started a family. In 1862 John entered the Civil War, and the correspondence reflects the physical and mental strains the war put on its participants. The letters from 1862-1865 were written while Savage served in the 28th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, where his regiment was involved in the battle of Helena (Ark.) and the siege of Vicksburg (Miss.). His later letters describe in detail the battle of Cold Harbor (Va.) while he was in the 36th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment.
 
  Identifier:   ms2217  
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9 Title:   Robert E. Lee papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870  
  Dates:   1778-1872  
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The collection consists of papers relating to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family from 1838-1872. The bulk of the collection (1861-1864) contains correspondence from Lee regarding military activities of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The letters discuss troop movements; supplies for troops; battle strategies for Elk Mountain, the Huntersville campaign, Cheat Mountain (W. Va.), and Dalton (Ga.); an exchange of prisoners (1862); casualty estimates at the battle of Fredericksburg; and reinforcement needs. Correspondees include Joseph E. Brown, Howell Cobb, and Henry Rootes Jackson. The collection also includes handwritten copies of 18th century land grants and indentures of John Parke Custis and a letter of Mary Custis Lee dated January 1872, Arlington (Va.) pertaining to proof of purchase of Arlington and the validity of her title to the property.
 
  Identifier:   ms302a  
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10 Title:   Francis Marion Coker papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Coker, Francis Marion, 1827-1905  
  Dates:   1861-1866  
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The collection consists mainly of detailed correspondence from Francis Marion Coker to his wife, Sarah Alice Reid Coker (Sallie Coker), during his service as a Confederate soldier from 1861-1865. Includes descriptions of camp life, prices, food, clothing, marches, sickness, and foreign intervention. Describes the Seven Days Battle before Richmond and discusses camp politics, conduct of officers and doctors. Comments on fighting around Fredericksburg and the battlefield, Petersburg, Sherman and the march through Georgia. Also contains some correspondence from Sallie Coker to Francis Coker and a few business letters.
 
  Identifier:   ms15  
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11 Title:   William Gaston Deloney family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Deloney, William Gaston, -1863  
  Dates:   1829-1915  
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The collection consists of the papers of the William Gaston Deloney family from 1829-1915. Includes genealogy, land grants, correspondence, legal documents, and newspaper clippings. The bulk of the collection falls between the years 1861-1863 and consists of correspondence between Colonel Deloney and his wife, Rosa, in Athens (Ga.) while he served in Cobb's Legion during the Civil War. Fighting mainly in Virginia, he writes of the Peninsular Campaign and the Battle of Brandy Station (1862) and the Battle of Chancellorsville (1863). The collection also includes genealogical material on the Deloney, Huguenin, and Baker families collected by Gordan C. Carson of Savannah, Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   ms184  
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12 Title:   Erwin James Eldridge letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Eldridge, Erwin James, 1833-1902  
  Dates:   1860-1865  
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The collection consists of letters between Dr. E. J. Eldridge and his wife, Emma, while he served as a surgeon with the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment and later with Cobb's Legion from 1861-1865. His letters tell of his duties and they often give descriptions of battles, including Fredericksburg in Virginia, and the Atlanta Campaign (1864). Emma's letters discuss family and political issues.
 
  Identifier:   ms2925  
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13 Title:   Thomas Jones family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Thomas, active 1852-1858  
  Dates:   1819-1889  
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The collection consists of papers of the Thomas Jones family of Thomas County, Georgia from 1819-1889. Thomas Jones' papers include lists of taxable property (slaves, land, livestock, and equipment); indentures; and receipts for the purchase of slaves (names of enslaved people include Adam, a carpenter, Charles, Randal, John, Betsy, Nancy, Abram, Ann, Eliza, Sam, Ned, Bob, Lucy, Cherry, Nelson, Charlott, Robert, Lindy, and Mary). Letters are from Henry Francis Jones to his sister, and between Edwin T. Davis and Mattie Davis; and regard battles, military strategy, and military life. Papers of E.T. Davis concern Davis's military services, and include diary entries with regard to his service with the Dixie Boys of Company A, 57th Georgia Infantry Regiment. The collection also includes plats, indentures, and writs regarding land in Georgia, mainly Irwin and Thomas counties, and a portrait of Thomas Jones.
 
  Identifier:   ms817  
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14 Title:   Shepherd Green Pryor papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pryor, S. G. (Shepherd Green), 1828-1911  
  Dates:   1837-1863  
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The collection consists of the papers of Shepherd Green Pryor from 1837-1863. The majority of the collection contains letters (1861-1863) between Green and his wife, Penelope, while he served with Company A of the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The letters are mainly from camps in Virginia while the Company fought through the Valley Campaign, the Seven Days Battle, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. The collection also includes deeds, photographs of and biographical material on the Pryor family of Sumter County (Ga.), and a typescript of most of the Civil War letters.
 
  Identifier:   ms40  
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15 Title:   Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Thurmond, Samuel Pinckney, 1820-1887  
  Dates:   1817-1913, bulk 1845-1861  
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The collection consists of papers of Samuel Pinckney Thurmond from ca. 1817-1913. The bulk of the collection (1845-1861) is comprised of correspondence pertaining to Thurmond's private law practice and court administration as Solicitor General. Personal correspondents include M.M. Sheats of Watkinsville (Ga.) and his brother John D. Thurmond of Coweta County (Ga.), both which discuss family news. Of particular interest are letters from his ward, John R. North, who served in the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment in Virginia, which discuss the battles of Fair Oaks and Malvern Hill. The collection also includes genealogical material on the Long and Ware families, newspaper clippings and programs relating to the career of Crawford Williamson Long, and photographs of the Thurmond and Long families.
 
  Identifier:   ms273  
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16 Title:   Edgeworth Bird family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Smith, Victor Edgeworth  
  Dates:   1806-1949, bulk 1861-1902  
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The collection consists of papers of Edgeworth Bird and the Bird family from 1806, 1835-1949. The papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs (ca. 1848-1900) of the Bird family, a commonplace book (1843-1848) of Sallie C. Baxter containing extracts from her readings, an autograph book, an 1806 diary (author unknown) describing activities in Hancock and surrounding counties in Georgia, and genealogies of the Baxter, Bird, and allied families. Early correspondence (1839-1851) is between members of the Baxter family including letters between Thomas W. and Mary Baxter discussing his health, taxes, and land values; and letters from Leroy M. Wiley to Thomas detailing Wiley's trip to England in 1839. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between Bird and Smith family members including Edgeworth Bird, Sallie Bird, Saida Bird (Smith), Wilson Edgeworth Bird, and Victor Edgeworth Smith. Of particular interest are letters (1856) from Edgeworth to Sallie describing his visit to New York City, Fire Island (N.Y.), and U.S. politics and letters written between family members during the Civil War. The Civil War letters from Edgeworth discuss the battles of Gettysburg (Pa.), Richmond (Va.), 2nd Bull Run (Va.), Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March through Georgia. The letters also detail the management of Granite Farm (Hancock County, Ga.), slavery, and Saida's studies.
 
  Identifier:   ms1987  
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17 Title:   Branch family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Branch family  
  Dates:   1830-1961  
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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  
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