Mangum family papers
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Mangum family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Mangum, William M., 1827-1904
Title: Mangum family papers
Dates: 1825-1991, undated
Quantity: 3.0 Folders
Identification: ahc.MSS217f

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. William Lilly Mangum (1827-1904) was born in Georgia to William (1794-1849) and Mary (1790-1862). He had seven siblings: Nancy (1816-1889), Martha (1818-1903), Esther (1821-?), Jane (1823-1867), Elizabeth (1825-?), James (1830-1858), and Fannie (1832-1910). In 1870 he married Lavenia Blackman Elkins (1837-1874); and after her death Teresa Alice Waldrop (1866-1906) in 1885. Mangum served in the Confederate Army as a Lieutenant.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of military records from the career of Dr. William L. Mangum as well as other family papers. Documents include military orders for Mangum to raise a cavalry company from wounded Confederate soldiers; personal letters; Confederate military passes; account pages, tax, and other receipts; and birth, marriage, and death certificates. The collection also includes weaving draft patterns from "Lizzie," possibly Mangum's sister Elizabeth, which were translated in the 1990s by M. Carol Adams.

Index Terms

Brown family
Campbell family
Confederate States of America--History, Military
Local taxation--Georgia--Atlanta
Mangum family
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcriptions for documents in this collection are included in folder two.

Preferred Citation

Mangum family papers, MSS 217f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2018.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List



1Correspondence and genealogy, 1825-1963, bulk 1843-1870, undated View online.


2Transcriptions View online.


3Weaving drafts, 1989-1991, undated