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Antebellum and Civil War Collection

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
Title: Antebellum and Civil War Collection
Dates: 1832-1935, undated
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet
Quantity: Extent: 1.5 cubic ft. (3 document boxes and 1 oversize box, 156 documents)
Identification: ahc.MSS645

Biographical/Historical Note

Antebellum is a Latin expression meaning "before war." In the context of United States history it is commonly used to refer to the period before the Civil War. The Civil War, also known as the War Between the States and several other names was fought between 1861-1865 after eleven slave states seceded from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America. The war ended when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia on April 12, 1865.


Scope and Content Note

This is a collection of documents, most of which chronicle the history of the American Civil War, particularly the Atlanta Campaign. In addition, there are several documents which reflect the history of the Antebellum South, including African American slavery. The collection includes letters, diaries, special orders, pardons, requisitions, poems, pamphlets, newspapers, personal narratives, biographies, circulars, broadsides, muster rolls, currency, bibles, research papers, and other private papers, publications, and government documents.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series: (1) Correspondence, 1856-1865, undated; (2) Government Documents, 1860-1935, undated; (3) Private Papers and Publications, 1832-1935, undated. Folders are arranged chronologically within each series.


Index Terms

Andervount, Jacob
Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Baptist Banner (Newspaper)
Bounty hunters--Georgia
Brandon, H. L.
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Collins, Ellis
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 6th.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 7th.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Volunteers, 14th.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Volunteers, 63rd.
Confederate States of America. Army. Sharpshooter Battalion, 4th.
Copeland, Stephan W.
Cox, John C.
Davis, Larkin
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Georgia. Militia. -- History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Githins, Will H.
Grant, Lemuel Pratt, 1817-1893
Harris, Volney S.
Horsley, William
Johns, Ephram H.
Jones, E. W.
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Leyden, Austin
Linscott, Harry
Lockman, John
McCall, E. H.
McCay, C. F., (Charles Francis), 1810-1889
McKay, Philip
Mercer, John J.
Mitchell, William A.
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864
Morlan, J. A.
Rawson, E. E.
Richards, Samuel P.
Rogers, J. H.
Rogers, William H. H.
Scarborough, Drury P.
Sherman, William T., (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Slavery--Georgia--History--19th century
Slaves--Georgia--Fulton County
Soldiers friend (Newspaper)
Soldiers--Georgia--Correspondence
Stanley, Henry S., 1837-1907
Terry, Carlisle
Thib, S. C.
Thomas, Charles W.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 20th (1862-1865)
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 107th (1862-1865)
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865)
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 78th (1862-1865)
United States. Army. Infantry. Ohio Regiment, 80th.
United States. Army. New York Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1861-1865)
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 119th (1862-1865)
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 136th (1862-1865)
Vickers, L. E.
Ward, William S.
White, Cynthia
White, J. R.
Woodworth, Edwin C.

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

Antebellum and Civil War Collection, MSS 645, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

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


Container List

 

Series 1: Correspondence, 1856 – 1865, undated

42.0 Item(s)
soldiers during the Civil War, mostly during the Atlanta Campaign in the spring and summer of 1864. An exception is a letter written in 1856 from an Atlantan expressing fears of a slave revolt. Each entry lists the correspondent (when identified), their location (in italics) and to whom they are writing. Units for both Union and Confederate correspondents are sometimes identified; otherwise the correspondent is listed as either Union or Confederate. The letters are organized in chronological order. Notable correspondents include General Robert E. Lee, William Tecumseh Sherman, Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown, and Atlanta pioneer William Austin Leyden. Letters from Confederate soldiers from Georgia include subjects such as the formation and movements of military units, descriptions of camp life, a description of a Baptismal ceremony, a sympathy letter to family members of a fallen soldier, and a first-hand description of the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, and the fall of Atlanta. Many of the letters from Georgia soldiers were written in combat theaters across the Southeast including Yorktown, Richmond, and Petersburg, Virginia, as well as Vicksburg, Mississippi. Also included in this series is correspondence from other Confederate and Union soldiers in camps throughout Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign, which describes fighting near Dallas, Marietta, Kennesaw, Roswell, and Atlanta, as well as the latter stages of the conflict in Georgia. Correspondence from Union soldiers includes diaries and letters written in 1864-1865. Included are accounts from soldiers serving in infantry and cavalry units from Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, and New York. The diaries of these soldiers consist of hundreds of entries, many only 3-4 lines, but some spanning multiple pages, describing camp life, soldier provisions, the landscape, Confederate fortifications surrounding Atlanta, the weather, health and ailments, caring for wounded soldiers, rumors of the movements of Confederate forces, battles and skirmishes, the death of General James B. McPherson in battle, the capture and occupation of Atlanta, and the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.

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11Letter from Martha to her brother and sister, Atlanta, Georgia,(transcription available, see box 2, folder 1), 28 December 1856 View online.
2Letter from Ellis Collins to his son, a new recruit in the Confederate Army, Madison County, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 2), 26 August 1861 View online.
3Letter from H. F. Jones to his sister Harriet L. Brandon (Confederate), Yorktown, Virginia, 27 October 1861 View online.
4Letter from Major Austin Leyden, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion to Isaac Wheeler Avery, Atlanta, Georgia, 4 December 1861 View online.
5Letter from Stephan W. Copeland to his father James Copeland (Confederate), St. Simons Isle, Georgia, 12 December 1861 View online.
6Copy of diary of J. H. Rogers, Company G, 42nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, Tennessee and Georgia, 1861-1864 View online.
7Letter from William Horsley to a friend, Atlanta, Georgia, 11 January Ga., (transcription available, see box 2, folder 3), 11 January 1862 View online.
8Letter from General Robert E. Lee to General Howell Cobb, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 4), 11 June 1862 View online.
9Letter from Ephram H. Johns to his sister (Confederate), Cumberland Gap, East Tennessee, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 5), 25 January 1863 View online.
10Letter from William H. H. Rogers to his sister Manerva J. Nichels, Vicksburg, Mississippi, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 6), 3 February 1863 View online.
11Letter from E. W. Jones to his brother, Lake City, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 7), 16 February 1863 View online.
12Letter from Charles W. Thomas to Mrs. Kell, Griffin, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 8), 23 October 1863 View online.
13Letter from Drury P. Scarborough, 14th Georgia Volunteers to John M. McNeal, Richmond, Virginia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 9), 22 November 1863 View online.
14Diary of the campaign of the 4th Battalion Sharpshooters from Palmetto, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 10), 1864 View online.
15Diary of Harry Linscott (Union), (transcription available, see box 2, folder 11), 1864 View online.
16Letter from Charles F. McCay to his mother, Tunnell Hill, Georgia,(transcription available, see box 2, folder 12), 1864 View online.
17Diary of John J. Mercer, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, 78th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 13), 1864-1865 View online.
18Diary of Volney S. Harris, Company M, 8th Cavalry, New York, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 14), 1864 View online.
19Diary of Jacob Andervount, Company A, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 15), 1864 View online.
20Letter from General William Tecumseh Sherman to Quartermaster General, Washington, D.C., (transcription available, see box 2, folder 16), 12 April 1864 View online.
21Letter from S. C. Thib to his sister, Rome, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 17), 27 April 1864 View online.
22Letter from William S. Ward, Company O, 11th Texas Cavalry, Harrison’s Brigade, to his Cousin, Anne E. Vance, 28, near Dallas, Georgia, May 1864 View online.
23Letter from William A. Mitchell to his friend A. J. Rockrode, near Marietta, Georgia, 30 June 1864 View online.
24Letter from unidentified soldier of Company H, 63rd Georgia Regular Volunteers, Mercer’s Brigade, Walker’s Division, Hardee’s Corps, Army of Tennessee, to his wife, near Kennesaw Mountain, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 18), 1864 July 1 View online.
25Letter from Edwin C. Woodworth to his mother (Union), (transcription available, see box 2, folder 19), 14 July 1864 View online.
26Diary of Henry Stanley, Quartermaster Sergeant, Company H, 20th Connecticut Volunteers, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 20), 16 July 1864 – 14 November 1864 View online.
27Letter from J. A. Morlan, Corporal, Company D, 107th Illinois Volunteers to his parents, Atlanta, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 21), 23 July 1864 View online.
28Letter from J. A. Morlan, Corporal, Company D, 107th Illinois Volunteers to his parents, Atlanta, Georgia, 4 August 1864 View online.
29Letter from Philip McKay to his brother (Confederate), near Petersburg, Virginia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 22), 5-6 August 1864 View online.
30Letter from E. H. (Hud) McCall, Sergeant in the 80th Ohio Volunteers to his sister Miss Libb McCall, Resaca, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 23), 8 August 1864 View online.
31Letter from Will H. Githens, Surgeon in the 78th Illinois Volunteers, Hospital 2nd Division, 14th A. C. to his wife, Atlanta, Georgia, 10 August 1864 View online.
32Letter from John C. Cox, Company H, Perrin’s 11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment to his wife, near Atlanta, Georgia, (transcript available, see box 2, folder 24), 16 August 1864 View online.
33Letter from John Lockman, 119th New York Volunteers to his mother, Atlanta, Georgia, (transcript available, see box 2, folder 25), 9 September 1864 View online.
34Letter from J. R. White (Confederate) to his wife Cynthia, Palmetto, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 26), 25 September 1864 View online.
35Letter from J. T. Godfry (Union) to his friend John, Washington, D. C., (transcription available, see box 2, folder 27), 28 September 1864 View online.
36Letter from H. L. Widger (Union) to his sister Helen H. Widger, Atlanta, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 28), 23 October 1864 View online.
37Letter from unidentified (Union) soldier to his sister, Virginia, 30 November 1864 View online.
38Copy of letter from Thomas Maguire (Confederate) to his son, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 29), 4 December 1864 View online.
39Letters (3) from H. C. (Union) to his son Lou, Georgia, (transcriptions available, see box 2, folder 30), 16 February 1865, 9 March 1865, undated View online.
40Letter from Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown to an unidentified judge, Milledgeville, Georgia, (transcription available, see box 2, folder 31), 18 March 1865 View online.
41Letter from Helen Amoud to Mr. McNaugh, undated View online.
42Letter from Unidentified Author, undated View online.

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21Letter from Martha to her brother and sister, Atlanta, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 1), 28 December 1856 View online.
2Letter from Ellis Collins to his son, a new recruit in the Confederate Army, Madison County, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 2), 26 August 1861 View online.
3Letter from William Horsley to a friend, Atlanta, Georgia, 11 January Ga., (original available, see box 1, folder 7), 11 January 1862 View online.
4Letter from General Robert E. Lee to General Howell Cobb, (original available, see box 1, folder 8), 11 June 1862 View online.
5Letter from Ephram H. Johns to his sister (Confederate), Cumberland Gap, East Tennessee, (original available, see box 1, folder 9), 25 January 1863 View online.
6Letter from William H. H. Rogers to his sister Manerva J. Nichels, Vicksburg, Mississippi,(original available, see box 1, folder 10), 3 February 1863 View online.
7Letter from E. W. Jones to his brother, Lake City, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 11), 16 February 1863 View online.
8Letter from Charles W. Thomas to Mrs. Kell, Griffin, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 12), 23 October 1863 View online.
9Letter from Drury P. Scarborough, 14th Georgia Volunteers to John M. McNeal, Richmond, Virginia, (original available, see box 1, folder 13), 22 November 1863 View online.
10Diary of the campaign of the 4th Battalion Sharpshooters from Palmetto, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 14), 1864 View online.
11Diary of Harry Linscott (Union), (original available, see box 1, folder 15), 1864 View online.
12Letter from Charles F. McCay to his mother, Tunnell Hill, Georgia,(original available, see box 1, folder 16), 1864 View online.
13Diary of John J. Mercer, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, 78th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 17), 1864-1865 View online.
14Diary of Volney S. Harris, Company M, 8th Cavalry, New York, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 18), 1864 View online.
15Diary of Jacob Andervount, Company A, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Georgia(original available, see box 1, folder 19), 1864 View online.
16Letter from General William Tecumseh Sherman to Quartermaster General, Washington, D.C., (original available, see box 1, folder 20), 12 April 1864 View online.
17Letter from S. C. Thib to his sister, Rome, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 21), 27 April 1864 View online.
18Letter from unidentified soldier of Company H, 63rd Georgia Regular Volunteers, Mercer’s Brigade, Walker’s Division, Hardee’s Corps, Army of Tennessee, to his wife, near Kennesaw Mountain, (original available, see box 1, folder 24), 1864 July 1 View online.
19Letter from Edwin C. Woodworth to his mother (Union), (original available, see box 1, folder 25), 14 July 1864 View online.
20Diary of Harry Stanley, 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 20th Connecticut Volunteers, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 26), 16 July 1864 – 14 November 1864 View online.
21Letter from J. A. Morlan, Corporal, Company D, 107th Illinois Volunteers to his parents, Atlanta, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 27), 23 July 1864 View online.
22Letter from Philip McKay to his brother (Confederate), near Petersburg, Virginia,(original available, see box 1, folder 29), 5-6 August 1864 View online.
23Letter from E. H. (Hud) McCall, Sergeant in the 80th Ohio Volunteers to his sister Miss Libb McCall, Resaca, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 30), 8 August 1864 View online.
24Letter from John C. Cox, Company H, Perrin’s 11th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment to his wife, near Atlanta, Georgia, (transcript available, see box 1, folder 32), 16 August 1864 View online.
25Letter from John S. Lockman, 119th New York Volunteers to his mother, Atlanta, Georgia, (transcript w/copy), 9 September 1864 View online.
26Letter from J. R. White (Confederate) to his wife Cynthia, Palmetto, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 34), 25 September 1864 View online.
27Letter from J. T. Godfry (Union) to his friend John, Washington, D. C., (original available, see box 1, folder 35), 28 September 1864 View online.
28Letter from H. L. Widger (Union) to his sister Helen H. Widger, Atlanta, Georgia,(original available, see box 1, folder 36), 23 October 1864 View online.
29Copy of letter from Thomas Maguire (Confederate) to his son, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 38), 4 December 1864 View online.
30Letters (3) from H. C. (Union) to his son Lou, Georgia,(originals available, see box 1, folder 39), 16 February 1865, 9 March 1865, undated View online.
31Letter from Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown to an unidentified judge, Milledgeville, Georgia, (original available, see box 1, folder 40), 18 March 1865 View online.
 

Series 2:: Government Documents

59.0 Item(s)
1860-1935, undated
This series is largely comprised of military records, including special orders, muster rolls, general orders, financial documents, requisitions, circulars, and ordinance reports. The documents are organized chronologically. Other records include those issued by state governments after the war, including pardons. Many of the military records are special orders issued for the Georgia Militia or the Fulton County Militia in Atlanta. The orders include calls for arming and equipping all men eligible to serve in the militia, monthly regimental parades, elections of field officers, granting leave of absences, the impressment of Atlanta’s City Hall as a hospital, details of civilians for duty, and service exemptions for newspaper employees, including Samuel P. Richards of The Soldiers Friend, and editors and publishers of The Baptist Banner. The series include muster rolls for the 1st, 4th, and 7th Georgia Regiments in 1861-1862, and for the 144th New York Volunteers. Among the records issued by state governments are pardons to ex-Confederate soldiers and officials, an invoice for “impressment of negroes” in Alabama to make salt, and a letter from General Robert E. Lee dismissing soldiers of the Army of Northern Virginia after the surrender at Appomattox.

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31Surgeons Appointment for Carlisle Terry, State of Alabama, 16 November 1860 View online.
2Special Order No. 17, Field Officer Election 7th Regiment of the Georgia Volunteers, From the Daily Intelligencer, 30 May 1861 View online.
3Muster Roll of the 1st Georgia Regiment, 1861 View online.
4Special Requisition No. 40, Pint of whiskey for a sick horse, (Union), 3 January 1862 View online.
5Certificate of Disability for discharge W. C. M. Kowan, Company K, 6th Regiment, Army of the State of Georgia, signed by General George Harrison, 9 April 1862, View online.
6Receipt for bounty money, Camp McDonald, 31 May 1862 View online.
7Special Order Number 40, Transfer for Carlisle Terry from Jones to Mathers’ Division as Chief Surgeon, Army of the Mississippi (Confederate), 19 June 1862 View online.
8Special Order No. 121, Furlough for Privates, Headquarters, Department of East Tennessee, (Confederate), 16 July 1864 View online.
9Resolution of Atlanta City Council in relation to General John Hunt Morgan, circa 1862 View online.
10Enquiry as to the address of Lieutenant Colonel Butts, 11th Battalion, Georgia Volunteers, from the Quarter Master General’s Office, State of Georgia, (Confederate), 7 November 1863 View online.
11Commutation of Fuel and Quarters for Captain Lemuel P. Grant, Atlanta, Georgia, (Confederate), 31 December 1863 View online.
12Special Order Number 38, Appraisal for Horse belonging to Surgeon Carlisle Terry, (Confederate), 31 March 1864 View online.
13Receipt book, Depositary’s Office State of Georgia, (Confederate), 29 March 1864, 21 December 1864 View online.
14Special Orders Number 121, Georgia Militia, Leave of Absense for Lieutenant L. E. Vickers, (Confederate), 2 May 1864 View online.
15Special Order Number 57, Statement of Exemption from Military Service for J. J. Richards, Joseph Cochran, and Samuel P. Richards of The Soldiers Friend, Fulton County, Georgia, (Confederate), 19 May 1864 View online.
16General Orders Number’s 1-5, Fulton County Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, (Confederate), 10-20 May 1864 View online.
17Special Order Number’s 1-2, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, (Confederate), 21 May 1864 View online.
18Special Order Number 9, Georgia Militia, Police of Atlanta granted leave of absence, (Confederate), 23 May 1864 View online.
19Special Order Number 25, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, detail of duty as baker for C. L. Jack, (Confederate), 23 May 1864 View online.
20Special Order Number 32, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, detail of duty for butchers, (Confederate), 23 May 1864 View online.
21Special Order Number [?], Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, to impress the store of P. Gaden as a store house for Major Cummings, (Confederate), 23 May 1864 View online.
22Special Order Number 61, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, leave of absence for Richard Peters,(Confederate), 26 May 1864 View online.
23Special Order Number 75, Georgia Militia, leave of absence for arsenal employees, (Confederate), 27 May 1864 View online.
24Special Order Number 103, Georgia Militia, leave of absence for Joseph Hankins and employee of Western and Atlantic Railroad, (Confederate), 27 May 1864 View online.
25Special Order Number 84, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, detailing private physicians to remain in the city, (Confederate), 28 May 1864 View online.
26Special Order Number 114, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, leave of absence for E. E. Rawson, M. Solomon, and Larkin Davis, (Confederate), 30 May 1864 View online.
27Special Order Number 126, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, Statement of Exemption from Military Service for employees for the Baptist Banner, (Confederate), 31 May 1864 View online.
28Special Order Number 68, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, leave of absence for E. L. Bleckley,(Confederate), 31 May 1864 View online.
29Special Order Number 144, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, conscription of Captain Fuller’s Company of the State Rail Road who are not necessary for the operating of the Rail Road, (Confederate), 1 June 1864 View online.
30Impressment of horses, (Confederate), 9 June 1864 View online.
31Special Order No. 389, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, Impressement of Atlanta’s City Hall as a hospital (Confederate), 9 June 1864 View online.
32Special Order No. 391, Georgia Militia, Atlanta, Georgia, movement of the sick to hospitals (Confederate), 10 June 1864 View online.
33Paymaster General Form Number 2, Paymaster General’s Office, Washington, D. C.,(Union), 15 June 1864 View online.
34Invoice, Quartermaster’s Department, Marietta, Georgia, (Confederate), 21 June 1864 View online.
35Copies of passes issued to L. P. Hudson, Hospital Steward, Kingston Hospital, Barnesville, Georgia,(Confederate), 14 July 1864, 6 August 1864 View online.
36Ordinance Report, Company L, 7th Cavalry, (Confederate), 31 July 1864 View online.
37Circular from Major General Henry Warner Slocum to the troops of the 20th Corps, (Union), 7 November 1864 View online.
38Abstract of extra issues in the month of December 1864 by Captain C. H. Herbert (Union), 1864 December View online.
39Treasury Documents, Confederate States, 1865, undated View online.
40General Order No. 9, Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee to V. P. Sissor relieving his troops of duty (Confederate), 10 April 1865 View online.
41Copies of discharge and muster papers for John A. Fox (Union), 1865 July View online.
42Pardon for Joel Galt, Canton, Georgia, 18 October 1865 View online.
43Pardons (17), Atlanta, Georgia, 3 November 1865
44Invoice for hire of Negroes for making salt for the state of Alabama, 10 May 1866 View online.
45Pardon (blank) and accompanying letter, 1 September 1866 View online.
46Pardon for Thomas J. Buttrell, Albany, Georgia, 24 September 1866 View online.
47Telegraph, War Department, 16 August 1878 View online.
48Correspondence relating to 1865 pardon of William Patrick Anderson, 1935 View online.
49Confederate Seal and Provenance, undated View online.

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MSS OVS Box 5.39Muster Roll, Company B, 7th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, 31 October 1861
Muster Roll, Company E, 4th Georgia Regiment, 1862February
Muster Roll, Company E, 1st Georgia Regiment, 1862 August
Muster Roll, Company A, 144th Regiment, New York Volunteers, 1862 September 28
Abstract of provisions for volunteers in the 136th Regiment, New York Volunteers in Atlanta Georgia, (Union), 1864 September
Pardon for T. B. Hoyt, 13 September 1865; Pardon for W. L. Walford, 9 September 1865; Pardon for T. F. Buttrell; 18 October 1865
Statement for Account of Lieutenant Colonel Pratt, 1866 October 31
Record of Recipients of Southern Cross of Honor, undated
 

Series 3: Private Papers and Publications, 1832 – 1935, undated

55.0 Item(s)
This series features personal papers of Georgia citizens and other individuals and published documents. Private papers include an estate appraisal, a receipt, and an indenture, all of which document the ownership of slaves. Also included are pieces of Confederate currency and poems. Publications mostly include pamphlets containing reprinted speeches and letters by Alexander Stephens, General Joseph Hooker, Ulysses Grant, Abraham Lincoln, William Tecumseh Sherman, Joseph E. Brown, Jefferson Davis, and Howell Cobb. Also included is a published diary from a Confederate soldier, pamphlets created for reunions of Joseph Wheeler’s Cavalry unit, Civil War sheet music, a soldiers pocket bible, and biographies of Confederate soldiers.

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350Hand written appraisal of estate (including seven slaves) of Samuel Clements, Jefferson County, Georgia, 1832 February 16
51Hand written receipt of belonging of Jane Adair, including slaves, 1844
52Hand written indenture between Lemuel Dean and Louisa M. Dean involving “a negro girl by the name of Ann”, Fulton County Georgia, 1875 November 25
53Pamphlet, “Assertions of a Secessionist” a speech Alexander Stephens, 1860 November 14
54Poem, ‘The Dead Soldiers Children’, 1863
55Poem by D. M. Montgomery, 1864
56Broadside, Jefferson Davis to the soldiers, 1863 October 14
57Broadside, “The Platforms”, an explanation of the platforms of President Abraham Lincoln and Democratic nominee George McClellean, 1864
58The New South, Port Royal, South Carolina Vol. 2 No. 49, 1864 August 13
59Pamphlet, “Reply of Major General Sherman to the Mayor of Atlanta, and Speeches of Major General Hooker, and a letter from Lieutenant General Grant, Delivered in the Cities of Brooklyn and New York, 1864 September 22
60Pamphlet, “Correspondence between the Secretary of War and Governor Brown, Growing out of a Requisition Made Upon the Governor for the Reserve Militia of Georgia to be Turned Over to Confederate Control, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1865
61Pamphlet, “Townsend’s Diary. Last Months of the War January – May 1865. A Diary From Petersburg to Appomattox: Thence to North Carolina to Join Johnston’s Army. By Harry C. Townsend, Corporal 1st Richmond Howitzers. Reprint From Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. 34, 1907., Undated
62Pamphlet, “The Great Speech of Honorable B. H. Hill, Delivered at Atlanta, Georgia 23 July 1868”. Reprinted by the Augusta Daily Chronicle and Sentinal, undated
63Pamphlet, “Great Speech of General Howell Cobb, Delivered in A Atlanta, Georgia, 23 July 1868”. Reprinted by the Augusta Daily Chronicle and Sentinal, undated
64Pamphlets (13) and an invitation to reunions of Wheelers Confederate Calvary, 1888-1906
65Form Letter from Helen Longstreet, President of Slaves of the Southern Confederacy Monument Association, 1910 October 31
66Roster of the Etowah Infantry company “D” First Battalion Georgia Volunteer, April 1st 1861, and the Personal History of James Marrion G. Goldsmith, a volunteer in same, 1930 October 28
67Pamphlets, “Pardoning the Leaders of the Confederacy” by J. T. Dorris. Reprinted from The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Vol. XV, Number 1, June 1928, undated. “Pardon Seekers and Brokers: A Sequel of Appomattox” by J. T. Dorris. Reprinted from the Journal of Southern History, Vol. 1, No. 3, August 1935, undated. “The Amnesty Papers” by J. T. Dorris, State College, Richmond, Kentucky, undated
68Sheet Music, ‘War Songs for Anniversaries and Gatherings of Soldiers’ Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, undated
69Paper, ‘The March to the Sea’ Alex A. Lawrence, undated
70Poem, ‘Grand Skedaddle of the Rebel Editor of the Savannah “Republican” by James Roddy Sneed”, undated
71Poem by and unknown soldier, undated
72Pocket Bible, undated
73Biographies of twelve soldiers with photographs, undated
74Currency, Confederate States of America Fifty Dollar Bill, undated
75Currency, Confederate States of America two Five Dollar Bills, and one Ten Dollar Bill, undated
MSS OVS Box 5.39New York Herald, 15 July 1864, “Sherman’s Brilliant Flanking Movement”
MSS OVS Box 5.39History of the Rebel Ram “Atlanta”, undated
MSS OVS Box 5.39Page about Atlanta from the Atlas of Official Records of the American Civil War, undated