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McWhorter family papers

McWhorter family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: McWhorter family papers
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1859-1998
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 document box
Collection Number: ms3012
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert Pierce McWhorter (1840-1864), his brother James Hamilton McWhorter, Jr. (1842-1865) and their uncle Major Robert Ligon McWhorter were in Company C, 3rd Georgia Regiment, Wright's Brigade, Greene County, Georgia, "Dawson Grays." The brothers lived in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, with their parents James Hamilton McWhorter (1811-1885) and Eliza Penn McWhorter (1812-1867). Their siblings included Mary (Mollie), Matilda, and Matthew.

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

McWhorter family papers, ms3012, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 3rd. Company C
Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.) -- Employees--Photographs
McWhorter Family Cemetery (Oglethorpe County, Ga.) -- Photographs
McWhorter Family Cemetery (Oglethorpe County, Ga.) -- Records and correspondence
McWhorter family -- Photographs
McWhorter, James Hamilton, 1842-1865 -- Correspondence
McWhorter, Robert Pierce, 1840-1864 -- Correspondence
Milner, McWhorter -- Family
Moncrief, W. Hal -- Photographs
University of Georgia -- Students--Correspondence
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Writings (document genre)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical information/genealogy
12Correspondence, 1859-1861
13Correspondence, 1862-1863
14Correspondence, 1864
15Correspondence, 1865
16Correspondence typescripts, 1859-1865
17Correspondence typescripts, 1884-1903
18Correspondence typescripts, 1930-1993
19Correspondence typescripts - undated
110Empty envelopes
111Family reunions, 1926-1928
112Widow's application (Mary McWhorter Milner), 1926
114Account book, Quartermaster account (James Hamilton McWhorter, Jr.)
115Friendship album (Mary McWhorter), 1860-1865
116McWhorter Cemetery (Oglethorpe County, Georgia)
117Photographs McWhorter Family
118Photographs Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Georgia) staff, 1899