Emma Jacqueline Slade Prescott booklets
New Search | Return to Search Results

Emma Jacqueline Slade Prescott booklets

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Prescott, Emma Jacqueline , b. 1833
Title: Emma Jacqueline Slade Prescott booklets
Dates: 1922-1924
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS277f

Biographical/Historical Note

Emma Jacqueline Slade (b. 1833) was born in Georgia. She married Alfred Prescott (1826-1900) in Columbus, Georgia, in October 1854. They had four children: Annie B. (b. 1859), Hellen M. (b. 1861), William A. (b. 1867), and Stella W. (b. 1870). Additional biographical information about Emma Jacqueline Slade Prescott has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two booklets entitled "Stories of the War" and "Reminiscences of the War." In these documents Prescott wrote about "yankees" torturing a man in order to discover where his money was hidden; and how her husband was called to war in 1862 and later how he faced down thirty armed deserters who planned to kill him. She also writes about how she hid valuables from "yankee" raids; an occasion when the "yankees" broke into her home and threatened her at gunpoint; the places to which she traveled and lived during the Civil War; and the letter she wrote for a dying soldier. She also tells stories of events that occurred after the war; and the difficulties caused after banks and businesses failed.

Index Terms

Columbus (Ga.)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Prescott, Alfred, 1826-1900
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women

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

Preferred Citation

Emma Jacqueline Slade Prescott booklets, MSS 277f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


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



1Booklets, undated View online.