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Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers

Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers
Creator: Mitchell, Robert Goodwin, 1843-1926
Inclusive Dates: 1833-1885
Bulk Dates: 1861-1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2212
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert Goodwin Mitchell (1843-1926) was a soldier with Company B of the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, he married Nettie (Amaretta) Fondren (1845-1929) in 1864 and resided in Thomasville, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence between Mitchell and Nettie Fondren during his service with the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Mitchell served mainly in Georgia and along the coast. His letters describe the evacuation of Savannah (Ga.), the battle of Chickamauga (Ga.), the siege of Chattanooga (Tenn.), and the Atlanta Campaign. Nettie's letters, many written from the Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.), describe life during the Civil War and news of family and friends. The collection also contains correspondence from other family members or friends, photographs, and a scrapbook containing clippings pertaining to the lives of Robert and Nettie after the war.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type and in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers, ms2212, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863.
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 29th
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.)
Mitchell, Nettie Fondren, 1845-1929
Savannah (Ga.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, May 25, June 21
12Correspondence, 1833 October 29
13Correspondence, 1837 August 11
14Correspondence, 1847 April 18, June 6
15Correspondence, 1861
16Correspondence, 1862 January-April
17Correspondence, 1862 May-August
18Correspondence, 1862 September-December
21Correspondence, 1863 January-February
22Correspondence, 1863 March-May
23Correspondence, 1863 June-December
24Correspondence, 1864
25Correspondence, 1865
26Correspondence, 1868 September 1
27Correspondence, 1869
28Correspondence, 1885 May 16, September 6
211Military bars worn by Robert G. Mitchell
212Compositions, writings, card
1AOversized photographs