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William P. Mangum family papers

William P. Mangum family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William P. Mangum family papers
Creator: Mangum, William P., 1836?-
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1879
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 half box
Collection Number: ms3416
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William P. Mangum was born in Georgia around 1836 and married Louisiana Caroline Catlett (b. 1837?) in Jackson County, Georgia in 1857. He enlisted in the 34th Regiment, Company E, "Jackson Farmers" in 1862.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters, poems or song ballads, promissory notes and genealogy. The letters are mainly from William P. Mangum to his wife, Louisiana Caroline Catlett as his company moved from place to place during the Civil War. He describes food, health, clothing, news of the fighting, and fellow soldiers. Also included are poems/song ballads which Mangum sent to his wife, letters from the Catlett family, Pearce family genealogy, and promissory notes for money Mangum borrowed for his farming in Hall County and Jackson County, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William P. Mangum family papers, ms3416, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Catlett family -- Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 34th. Company E
Georgia -- Genealogy.
Operational rations (Military supplies) -- Confederate States of America.
Promissory notes.
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

12Correspondence, 1862
13Correspondence, 1863
14Correspondence, 1864
15Correspondence, 1865
16Correspondence, 1869-1879
17Correspondence - undated
18Promissory notes, 1873, 1878