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Shepherd Green Pryor papers

Shepherd Green Pryor papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Shepherd Green Pryor papers
Creator: Pryor, S. G. (Shepherd Green), 1828-1911
Inclusive Dates: 1837-1863
Bulk Dates: 1861-1863
Language: English
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Collection Number: ms40
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Shepherd Green Pryor (1828-1911) was a planter, Confederate soldier, and resident of Sumter County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Shepherd Green Pryor from 1837-1863. The majority of the collection contains letters (1861-1863) between Green and his wife, Penelope, while he served with Company A of the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The letters are mainly from camps in Virginia while the Company fought through the Valley Campaign, the Seven Days Battle, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. The collection also includes deeds, photographs of and biographical material on the Pryor family of Sumter County (Ga.), and a typescript of most of the Civil War letters.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Shepherd Green Pryor papers, ms40, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Donated by Nella B. Henney in 1961.

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Light Artillery Battalion, 12th (Oglethorpe Artillery)
Deeds.
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Pryor family
Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Sumter County (Ga.)
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Letters, 1861 Access Online
 
11Letters, 1861 Access Online
 
12Handwritten Letters, 1861 Access Online
 
13Letters, 1862 Access Online
 
14Letters, 1863 Access Online
 
15Envelopes, undated Access Online
 
16Deed, 1837 Access Online
 
17Old Darby Academy newspaper clipping, undated Access Online
 
18Moses Tyson (Tison) Estate, undated Access Online
 
19Biography of S. G. Pryor, undated Access Online
 
110Letters, undated Access Online
 
111Additional material, undated Access Online
 
112Portraits, undated Access Online