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William Gaston Deloney family papers

William Gaston Deloney family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Gaston Deloney family papers
Creator: Deloney, William Gaston, -1863
Inclusive Dates: 1829-1915
Bulk Dates: 1851-1863
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms184
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Gaston Deloney (1826-1863) married Rosa Huguenin (1832-1897) in 1854, and resided in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. He was a graduate from the University of Georgia (1846), a state representative, and a Colonel of a cavalry unit he raised in Athens that joined Cobb's Legion during the American Civil War. Deloney was twice wounded in combat and died from his wounds as a prisoner of war in a Washington, D.C. hospital. He was reinterred in Oconee Hills Cemetery in Athens, Georgia in 1866.

Scope and Content

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.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Gaston Deloney papers, ms184, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 June 29.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Baker family
Brady Station, Battle of, 1863.
Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863.
Confederate States of America. Army. Cavalry -- Officers
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion
Deloney family
Deloney, Rosa Huguenin
Huguenin family
Peninsular Campaign, 1862.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials can also be found in the William Gaston Deloney papers, ms4082.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Genealogy and legal papers

11Genealogy-Huguenin, Deloney, Baker
12Genealogy-Huguenin, Deloney, Baker
13Genealogy-Huguenin, Deloney, Baker
14Deloney-Huguenin legal papers
15Deloney-Huguenin legal papers
16Deloney-Huguenin legal papers
17Deloney-Huguenin legal papers
18Land grants


191850s undated
1141862 January
1151862 March
1161862 June
1171862 July
1181862 August-September
1191862 October-November
1201862 December
1211863 January
211863 May
221863 June
231863 July
241863 August
251863 September-November
271866-1904 and undated


28Newspapers-Memorial Day edition, 1912
29Newspapers-Memorial Day edition, 1912
210Newspapers-Memorial Day edition, 1915