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21 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  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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22 Title:   Wright family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Richardson, Gilbert M.  
  Dates:   1861-1865  
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The collection consists of a diary and correspondence of the Wright family of Georgia for 1861 and 1865. Included is a diary of Gilbert M. Richardson, a farmer near Lumpkin, Stewart County, Georgia from March to the following February. The entries discuss work on the farm - planting, plowing and picking cotton, wheat, corn, and vegetables; hauling and splitting logs; and building outbuildings. Also mentions visits to friends and relatives, trips to town to buy supplies (lists what was purchased and price), and attending church meetings. The correspondence consists of a letter from George W. Wright dated Manassas Junction, August 18, 1861 to his brother William D. Wright. The letter discusses camp life, weather, health, rumors of battles and peace, hopes for a furlough, complaints of the post office, and lists clothes he needs. The second letter is from James W. Wright, dated near Augusta, Georgia, March 11, 1865, to his brother William W. Wright and mentions troop movements and rumors of a battle victory.
 
  Identifier:   ms592  
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23 Title:   Rhind, Stokes, Gardner letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Rhind family  
  Dates:   1824-1889  
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The collection consists of correspondence of the Rhind, Stokes, and Gardner families from 1824-1889. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence addressed to Margaret Rhind Stokes of Augusta, then Louisville, Georgia. Letters are from her father, James Rhind, while working in Savannah, Georgia; sisters, Liza Rose and Susan Barrett; brother, William Montgomery Rhind, while serving in Virginia; and husband, William Anthony Stokes, while serving in and near Atlanta, Georgia, and then Savannah. The collection also includes correspondence from Brig. Gen. William M. Gardner to William Montgomery Rhind; and a letter from Alfred M. Hobby in San Antonio, Texas, which discusses life in the southwest.
 
  Identifier:   ms1356  
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24 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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25 Title:   Barfield family collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Barfield, Richard Lee, 1836-1912  
  Dates:   1822-1929  
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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  
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26 Title:   Robert Toombs papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885  
  Dates:   1850-1883, 1939  
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The collection consists of correspondence of Robert Toombs from 1850-1883. Toombs writes to Julia Ann Toombs while serving in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C., and while serving in the Civil War. Correspondence concerns family matters with some political matters mentioned. Of particular interest are several letters from Alexander Stephens to Mrs. Toombs discussing political and family matters. The collection also includes letters to George Walker Crawford, and his son-in-law, Samuel W. Mays, regarding lands owned by Toombs in Tarrant County, Texas.
 
  Identifier:   ms618  
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27 Title:   Gustavus Woodson Smith papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Smith, Gustavus Woodson, 1822-1896  
  Dates:   1858-1863  
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The papers of Gustavus Woodson Smith, 1858-1863, include correspondence with CSA President Jefferson Davis, often quarreling about army administration and strategy, appointment of staff, and his subsequent resignation as Major General. There is one letter to his wife Lucretia from New Kent County, Virginia, three reports with revisions on engagements at Eltham Landing and the Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks during the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia, and operations of the Georgia Militia near Atlanta during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. Also included is an original battlefield map showing Smith's route through Virginia in the vicinity of Fairfax Court House (1861).
 
  Identifier:   ms848  
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28 Title:   Robert Toombs letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885  
  Dates:   1850-1867  
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The collection consists of correspondence from Robert Toombs to his wife, Julia Ann DuBois Toombs in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia from 1850-1867. During 1850-1859 his letters come from Washington, D.C. while he served in the U.S. Senate. During the Civil War, he wrote from Virginia (1862) and Atlanta, Georgia (1864). Following the war, letters are written from Paris (1866-67) while he was in exile. The correspondence generally discusses current events; his land holdings in South Georgia, Alabama, and Texas; people; other soldiers; and his wish to be with his wife and family.
 
  Identifier:   ms1785  
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29 Title:   John Brown Gordon family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Haralson, Hugh Anderson, 1805-1854  
  Dates:   circa 1841-1979  
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The collection consists of papers of John Brown Gordon and the Gordon family from ca. 1841-1979. Papers relating to John Brown Gordon include correspondence, writings, photographs, and scrapbooks. The correspondence (1861-1930) consists of letters written to his wife, Fanny Haralson Gordon, mainly while Gordon was serving in the Confederate Army in the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland; letters (1864-1870) from Robert E. Lee; and correspondence to and from his family while he was serving as a United States Senator in Washington. Other Gordon family members represented in the papers include Hugh Haralson Gordon, Caroline Lewis Gordon, and Lewis Gordon. The collection contains an interesting set of letters (1941-1948) to and from Rev. John Dawson Gordon, whose parents were enslaved by, and later, servants of the Gordon family from 1854 until they moved to California in the 1890s. The collection also contains papers relating to the Haralson family, consisting mainly of correspondence (1841-1851) between Hugh A. Haralson, while serving in the U.S. Congress, and his wife, Caroline Lewis Haralson, and their daughters Elizabeth, Fanny, and Caroline. Mrs. Haralson's letters to her husband provide an indepth look at her management of their plantation in LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia, while her husband was away from home. The collection also contains genealogical materials relating to the Gordon, Haralson, Hodgson, Howard, and Lewis families.
 
  Identifier:   ms1637  
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30 Title:   McWhorter family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1859-1998  
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The collection consists of letters, photographs, biographical information, writings, friendship album (Mary McWhorter), account book (James Hamilton McWhorter, Jr.), and information on family reunions and the family cemetery in Oglethorpe County. Most of the letters were written by the McWhorter brothers to their parents and sisters during the Civil War. Their company moved through many Virginia locations, such as Chancellorsville, Orange Court House, Spotsylvania Court House, Madison Run Station, and Petersburg, where Robert McWhorter was killed in battle on June 20, 1864. There are also several pre-war letters from James McWhorter while he was a student at the University of Georgia. A set of typescripts is included for many of the letters dated 1859-1865. The later correspondence deals mainly with genealogy research done by McWhorter Milner, son of Mary McWhorter Milner. In addition to photographs of the family and the family cemetery, there are three of Grady Memorial Hospital staff in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. W. Hal Moncrief, a friend of McWhorter Milner, was a doctor at the hospital and is in one of the photographs.
 
  Identifier:   ms3012  
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31 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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32 Title:   Lindsey Durham family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Durham family  
  Dates:   1796-1919  
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The collection consists of papers of the Lindsey Durham family from 1800-1919. The papers contain mainly correspondence of the Durham and Richardson families of Clarke County, Georgia. Records relating to the Durham family include correspondence to Dr. Lindsey Durham from several of his sons, including William Walker Durham, Henry Clay Durham, and Lindsey Durham, Jr. while attending medical school in Philadelphia; accounts of Dr. Samuel D. Durham (1859-1867); and medical school notes, lecture tickets, and some medical remedies and recipes. Materials relating to the Richardson family of Watkinsville, Georgia include letters from Edgar Richardson in Troup Artillery from Virginia and D.R. Richardson (unit unknown) from Virginia and North Carolina during the Civil War; letters (1847-1882) from James J. Richardson, to his mother, Letitia J. Richardson from Mexico and Texas; and letters from Edgar Richardson in Texas after the Civil War.
 
  Identifier:   ms757  
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33 Title:   David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Barrow family  
  Dates:   1817-1915  
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The collection consists of papers of the David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family of Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia from 1817-1915. The papers include mainly correspondence, financial records, and diaries. The earliest records consist mostly of receipts and accounts of David Crenshaw Barrow, Sr. and Middleton Pope. The bulk of the correspondence (1850-1883) is between Barrow and his children David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr.; Ella Patience Barrow (Spalding); James Barrow; Lucy M. Barrow (Cobb); Middleton Pope Barrow; and Thomas A. Barrow. Some of James Barrow's correspondence was written while a cadet at West Point and then later during the Civil War serving first in Cobb's Legion in Virginia and later in the 64th Georgia Infantry Regiment in Florida. There is also an interesting set of correspondence (ca. 1850-1868) to Barrow from overseers at his plantations in Oglethorpe and Decatur Counties, Georgia; letters relating to his investment in a Florida salt works during the Civil War; and letters from John H. Lumpkin and William McKinley regarding the secession of Georgia. The collection also includes diaries (1851-1852, 1856-1858, 1876, 1879) of David Crenshaw Barrow, Sr. mostly detailing farm and family life and diaries (1868, 1875) of Clara E. Barrow discussing school and social activities.
 
  Identifier:   ms69  
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34 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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35 Title:   Banks family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Banks family  
  Dates:   1818-1923  
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The collection consists of papers of the Banks family of Elbert and Muscogee Counties, Georgia from 1818-1923. The collection minutely includes indentures and legal documents, but it consists mainly of correspondence between family members. Early letters are addressed to John Banks and concern business activities. Most of the Civil War correspondence is addressed to either Sarah Lucy or John Banks and primarily includes letters from Willis Dunston and Daniel Watkins with a few from George Young and Richard Eugene; all part of the 39th Alabama Infantry Regiment. The letters describe battles and fighting at Falls Church, Virginia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Lookout Mountain, Tybee Island, and the retreat from Atlanta, Georgia. Other topics discussed include troop movements, marches, causalities, problems with deserters, and the lack of supplies. Some letters also discuss farm management during the war, financial problems, and cotton sales. After the death of Willis Dunston, Daniel Watkins, and Richard Eugene in 1864 the correspondence (1864-1865) consists of letters of condolence to John Banks. Later correspondence (1870-1923 with gaps) contains letters to E.A. (Elbert Augustine) Banks in New York City, mainly from G.J. (Gideon James) Peacock concerning family news, cotton sales, farm management, and land sales in Georgia. Other correspondents include Edward Sims Banks and Susan Martha Banks.
 
  Identifier:   ms1571  
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36 Title:   Banks family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Banks family  
  Dates:   1818-1923  
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The collection consists of family correspondence, indentures and legal documents. Some of the Civil War letters describe battles and fighting at Falls Church, Virginia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Lookout Mountain, Tybee Island, and the retreat from Atlanta, Georgia. Later correspondence contains letters concerning family news, cotton sales, farm management, and land sales in Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   ms2343  
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