William Starr Basinger collection

William Starr Basinger collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Starr Basinger collection
Creator: Basinger, William Starr, 1827-1910
Inclusive Dates: 1889-1932
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (5 volumes)
Collection Number: ms138
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Starr Basinger (1827-1910) was a lawyer, military officer, and President of North Georgia Agricultural College.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four manuscript volumes titled Personal reminiscences, created by William Starr Basinger, dated 1889-1896. The four volumes of handwritten reminiscences include histories of the Basinger and Starr families; involvement of William Elon Basinger in Dade's Battle of the 2nd Seminole War in Florida; going to college at the University of Georgia; and the law profession. Volumes also contain details of Basinger's involvement in the Savannah Volunteer Guards (later the 8th Georgia Battalion) during the American Civil War. Basinger was stationed in Ft. Screven, Savannah, Ft. Boggs and Ft. Wagoner in Charleston, and near Richmond, VA, where he was captured and sent to prison on Johnson's Island, OH. Basinger also discusses his activities after the war including his move to Dahlonega, Georgia and his presidency at the North Georgia Agricultural College. The fifth volume in the collections, Savannah Volunteer Guards, is a composite typescript, taken in part from Basinger's Personal reminiscences.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Starr Basinger collection, ms138, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mary Strahan

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11v. 1 Personal Reminiscences
12v. 2 Personal Reminiscences
13v. 3 Personal Reminiscences
14v. 4 Personal Reminiscences
15v. 5 Savannah Volunteer Guards
11Loose materials from v. 3-4

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