Georgia Civil War Manuscript Collections: An Annotated Bibliography

Georgia Civil War Manuscript Collections: An Annotated Bibliography

by David H. Slay

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Overview

This book provides historians and genealogists with a one-stop guide to every Civil War-related manuscript collection stored in Georgia’s many repositories. With this guide in hand, researchers will no longer spend countless hours pouring through online catalogs, emailing archivists, and wondering if they have exhausted every lead in their pursuit of firsthand information about the war and the experiences of those who lived through and were impacted by it.
 
In assembling the first state-specific bibliography to be compiled since the Indiana and Illinois bibliographies were assembled for the Civil War Centennial in the 1960s, David Slay has expanded the scope of this survey to include works relating to women, African Americans, and social history, as well as the letters and diaries of soldiers who fought in the war, reflecting society’s evolving understanding and interest in this defining period of American life. In addition, this compilation is not confined to material produced from 1861 to 1865, but also includes collections spanning the lives of prominent Civil War figures, making it an invaluable source for biographers.
 
Organized by institution, Georgia Civil War Manuscript Collections has many time-saving features, all designed to increase efficiency of research. Each collection description contains the title and catalog number used in the holding institution. Where possible, collection descriptions have been improved upon, providing the researcher with information beyond what is listed in the holding institution’s card catalog and finding aid. It also cross-references duplicate collections that are held in two or more institutions as microfilm or photocopies. Simply put, Georgia Civil War Manuscript Collections takes the mystery out of Civil War research in Georgia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817317447
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David H. Slay teaches at the Madison Campus of Tulane University, American Public University, and Hinds Community College. He also works as a public historian and park ranger at Vicksburg National Military Park.

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Georgia Civil War Manuscript Collections

An Annotated Bibliography
By David H. Slay

The University of Alabama Press

Copyright © 2011 The University of Alabama Press
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-8173-1744-7


Chapter One

Georgia Department of Archives and History Manuscript Collections

5800 Jonesboro Road Morrow, Georgia 30260-1101 www.GeorgiaArchives.org

Manuscripts, microfilm, and bound typescripts make up the lion's share of the Civil War collections at the Georgia Department of Archives and History (GDAH). This first chapter lists the manuscript collections, which consist primarily of private papers, governmental records, and portions of the Civil War Miscellany (CWM) collection. While finding aids for the larger collections of private papers are available in the repository, the CWM collection is problematic. While most card catalogs contain a section listing collections by title, the CWM catalog at the GDAH consists exclusively of subject cards, and imperfect ones at that. Further complicating matters is that the collections exist in two locations in two formats, on microfilm and as hard copies in the vault. Patrons are encouraged to use the microfilm versions; however, not all of the material listed in the CWM catalog can be readily found in the microfilm versions. For that reason, the CWM items not found on microfilm during the research phase of this project are listed in this chapter with their location listed according to their record group.

1st (Galt's) Regiment Infantry Georgia State Line Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a clothing account for company scouts (Talbot Scouts), 1864.

1st (Olmstead's) Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a bound roster of all companies.

1st (Olmstead's) Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. D Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains descriptive lists and accounts of pay and clothing for Robert Barnwell, Robert C. Fetzer, and John W. Counts.

1st (Ramsey's) Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a bound roster of all companies of this regiment.

1st Regiment Georgia Regular Infantry, Co. K This collection contains a muster, descriptive roll, and account of pay and clothing for a detachment from the permanent party at the Oglethorpe Barracks, April 12, 1861.

3rd Regiment Alabama Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains reminiscences of experiences in northern prisons by James B. Stamps of Company I.

3rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Cavalry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a story by T. Preston Gibbs and a report of men absent, January 13, 1865.

3rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a widely published photograph of three soldiers from this unit as well as a photograph of George N. Dexter with a tattered flag.

3rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. C Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by Captain Francis Lorraine Hillyer.

3rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. D Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a typescript history of this unit.

4th Battalion Florida Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by Washington Waters of the 4th Florida Infantry Battalion, which was later incorporated into the 11th Florida Infantry Regiment.

4th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Cavalry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a report of men absent on January 13, 1865.

4th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. K Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains the reminiscences of Daniel Thomas Brunson.

5th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Cavalry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains reminiscences of life in a northern prison by B. W. Dorsey, a short history of Company D, and a list of members which appeared in an unidentified newspaper.

5th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a published bound roster.

5th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. A Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains the muster roll of the Clinch Rifles.

5th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a diary, written August 11, 1864 through November 6, 1864, by John Coffee Williamson of Company E.

6th Regiment Georgia Infantry Reserves Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a brief history of this unit.

6th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Cavalry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by Colonel John R. Hart.

6th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a company roster.

6th Tennessee Infantry Regiment Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a brief biographical sketch of Captain William Edward Butler.

7th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a letter, written April 17, 1865, by J. C. Williams.

8th Florida Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains information concerning Colonel William Baya.

9th Battalion Georgia Volunteer Artillery, Co. A Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains thirteen letters, 1861-1865, written by David Lovejoy Mobley.

9th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a roster of this unit.

10th Battalion Georgia Infantry State Guards Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a roster of this unit.

10th Regiment Cavalry, Georgia State Guards, Co. G Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by John S. Hester.

12th Battalion Georgia Volunteer Artillery Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a chronology of events by Private Benjamin Watkins of Company A as well a copy of a roster and letters written by George W. Boatwright of Company E.

12th Regiment Alabama Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a diary, June 1864 to June 15, 1865, written by Captain Robert E. Park of Company F.

13th Regiment Alabama Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains an account of the Battle of Antietam by Joseph Calhoun Burns of Company D.

14th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. I Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains one letter by John Oliver Andrews.

15th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. K Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a list of members found in the Hancock County Courthouse.

16th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains reminiscences copied from the Confederate Veteran magazine.

17th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Co. A Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters, 1863 to 1866, written by Will A. Reid.

19th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Co. H Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a narrative by Major James L. White.

20th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains the farewell address of Brigadier General Alfred Iverson, Jr.

20th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. B Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains reminiscences by J. W. Lokey.

21st Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. K Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains photocopies of vouchers and miscellaneous documents.

22nd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by Robert Harris Jones.

23rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. E Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by Samuel Tate Hammontree.

27th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. F Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a roster of Company F, including information as to the wounding or death of the members.

30th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. F Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains Byrd Lovett's discharge.

33rd Regiment Alabama Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains the memoirs of William E. Matthews of Company B.

35th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains information on the flag and history of this unit.

37th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Band Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains information concerning the band which was formed by Dr. Clyde D.

38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a list of men who surrendered on April 9, 1865.

38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. D Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains information concerning Bennett Rainey Jeffares.

38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. F Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a copy of an oath of allegiance for James D. McCurry.

41st Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains one letter by William E. Bobo.

42nd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. C Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by Harvey A. Rainey.

42nd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. H Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by James M. Huff.

43rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. C Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains information relative to the history of this company.

44th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. B Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains the reminiscences of John C. Key.

45th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. E Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a company roster, including information as to the wounding or death of members.

46th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains information relating to Colonel Alexander Middleton Speer.

46th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. K Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a copy of an article from The Daily Sun, Columbus, Georgia, April 5, 1862.

46th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by Lt. Colonel Edward N. Upton.

47th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a typed narrative by Daniel L. Jones.

49th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. I Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a list of the members of this unit.

49th Virginia Infantry Regiment Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 8, location: 3342-10 This collection contains the diary of Wickliffe James Kincheloe, of Company C, and several letters to unidentified persons.

52nd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. E Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains information on William J. McClure.

52nd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a copy of a letter by Phillip Willis, dated August 31, 1862.

53rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. C Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains one letter by Richard N. Davis.

54th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by Charles Milligan Ferguson.

56th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. A Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10e This collection contains letters written by Charles M. Polk.

59th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a history of this unit, from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor.

59th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. C Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains a company roster, including notes on dead and wounded.

60th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-2, Box 7, location: 3342-10 This collection contains letters written by Captain John B. Colding.

Addy Family Letters and Papers Reference: ac 77-305, mf 508 This collection consists of one folder, containing primarily Civil War letters from Ervin E. Addy and Jesse Rawls, both of Company A, 41st Regiment Georgia Infantry. The folder also contains letters by M. Luther Addy of Company G, 53rd Regiment GVI.

Lucy W. Adkins Civil War Letter Reference: ac 00-265, mf 172 This collection consists of one letter to Lucy Adkins of Murray County, Georgia, from the Confederate treasury department, that accompanied $48.03, "which is for payment of your deceased husband, Thomas Adkins, for his service as a private in Captain Hill's Company M, 1st Georgia Regiment Regular Infantry."

Adjutant General's Records Reference: RG22 This collection contains correspondence and records of the adjutant general's office of Georgia.

Warren Akin Civil War Letters to Nathan Land, 1864-1865 Reference: ac 00-276, mf 175 This collection contains letters from Warren Akin to his friend Judge Nathan Land, of Cassville, Georgia, who had left their homes as refugees.

Alabama Artificial Limbs Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-3, Box 10, location: 3342-01 This collection contains copies of the regulations for the distribution of artificial limbs in Alabama.

[Alabama] Henry County Historical Society Papers Reference: ac 69-508, 2169-17a This collection contains original and printed material consisting primarily of news clippings, including a roster of the Irwin Volunteers, Company E, 25th Regiment GVI.

Araminta Antoinette (Nettie) Alexander Papers Reference: ac 70-526, mf 171 This ten-item collection contains the correspondence of Nettie Alexander, including letters from William H. Dewees of Company B, 45th Regiment GVI.

M. C. Allen Civil War Letters, 1862 Reference: ac 66-292, mf172 This collection consists of one letter to his cousin, probably in Rome, Mississippi, about conditions in Savannah, Georgia, February 1862, as part of the 40th Regiment GVI.

William S. Armstrong Reference: CWM, RG 57-1-1, Box 1, location: 3338-01 This collection contains letters written by William S. Armstrong, assistant surgeon in the 11th Battalion Georgia Volunteer Artillery.

William McIntosh Arnold Civil War Papers Reference: ac 72-118, mf 570; 0 085 This collection contains thirteen items consisting of various military papers, along with the correspondence of Captain William McIntosh Arnold, Company A, 6th Regiment GVI.

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................ix
Acknowledgments....................xi
Abbreviations....................xiii
1. Georgia Department of Archives and History: Manuscript Collections....................1
2. Georgia Department of Archives and History: Microfilm Collections....................26
3. Georgia Department of Archives and History: United Daughters of the Confederacy Bound Typescripts....................89
4. Emory University: Civil War Manuscripts....................112
5. Emory University....................166
6. University of Georgia....................179
7. Georgia Historical Society....................209
8. Atlanta History Center....................225
9. Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park....................239
10. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park....................248
11. Middle Georgia Archives....................257
12. Georgia College and State University....................261
13. Shorter College....................265
14. Andersonville National Historic Site....................267
15. Troup County Archives....................269
16. Augusta State University....................271
17. Small Manuscript Collections....................273
Mercer University....................273
Rome-Floyd County Library....................274
Dekalb History Center....................275
Georgia Southern University....................276
Columbus State University....................277
Fort Pulaski National Monument....................277
Thomaston-Upson County Archives....................277
National Archives and Records Administration Southeast Region....................278
Washington Historical Museum....................278
Oxford College of Emory University....................279
University of West Georgia....................279
Monroe County Historical Society....................279
Lamar County Historical Society Old Jail Museum....................280
Crawford W. Long Museum....................280
Eatonton-Putnam County Library....................280
Marble Valley Historical Society....................280
Miller County Public Library....................280
Gilmer County Public Library....................280
Agnes Scott College....................280
Etowah Valley Historical Society....................280

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