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Marcellus Stanley family papers

Marcellus Stanley family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marcellus Stanley family papers
Creator: Stanley, Marcellus, 1823-1890
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms3697
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Marcellus Stanley (1823-1890) married Julia Pope (1825-1894) and lived in Athens, Georgia. During the Civil War, Stanley was the first Captain of the Troop Artillery, Confederate Army, and was later a Major. Benjamin Henry Pope (1830-1898) was Julia's brother.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of correspondence, photograph cards, a journal, and a muster roll of Captain Stanley's Troup Artillery for November and December 1861. The correspondence is mainly between Stanley and his wife Julia. He writes from Camp Lawton (Savannah) in 1861 and then from Tallahassee and Quincy, Florida. The journal includes entries from Benjamin Henry Pope in 1862 as he serves in Company K, 9th Mississippi Infantry, and provides details of battles in the Glasgow/Cave City/Munfordville, Kentucky area. The photographs are of Marcellus Stanley, Alexander Franklin Pope, and G. T. Beauregard.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marcellus Stanley family papers, ms3697, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.) -- History.
Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 9th
Confederate States of America. Army. Troup Artillery
Journals (accounts)
Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Muster rolls.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Marcellus Stanley family papers, ms3514; Stanley family papers, ms2541; Stanley letters, ms575; Benjamin Henry Pope letters, ms368.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1861-1864 Access Online
12Benjamin Henry Pope journal, 1862 Access Online
13Images and postcard Access Online
1BMuster roll (Cobb's Legion), 1861 December Access Online