Samuel L. Roe family papers
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Samuel L. Roe family papers

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: Hubbard, Elizabeth Roe, 1830-1917
Creator: Roe, C. W. G. (Charles William Gilbert), 1826-1863
Creator: Roe, Samuel L., 1840-1864
Title: Samuel L. Roe family papers
Dates: 1841-1875, undated
Quantity: 1.13 linear ft. (one half document case, one oversize folder)
Identification: ahc.MSS715f

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel L. Roe (1840-1864), was born in Hart County, Georgia, the ninth child of Lavina Glover (1802- ) and Samuel Roe (1793- ). Samuel L. was a farmer. His sister, Elizabeth Roe Hubbard (1830-1917), married Levi Hubbard in 1847 and the couple had at least three children: Joseph E., Rubin J., and Mary. Their brother C.W.G. (Charles William Gilbert) Roe (1826-1863) was born in Franklin County, Georgia, and married Dicey E. Hall in 1846. The couple had two children: Alpha and John. Samuel L. and C.W.G. enlisted in Company H of the 15th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, on 15 July 1861. Their regiment was involved in some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War including Antietam, Maryland, in September of 1862 where C. W. G. was wounded; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in June-July of 1863; Chickamauga, Georgia, in September of 1863 where C.W.G. was killed; and Petersburg, Virginia, in June of 1864 where Samuel L. was killed.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of letters written by Samuel L. Roe and C.W.G. Roe while the brothers were serving in Company H, 15th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, during the United States Civil War. The letters describe troop movements; weather conditions; rations; the lack of adequate shoes, clothing, and pay; and other details regarding living and battle conditions during the war. Of particular interest are comments in the letters about taking "Yankee" prisoners, religious meetings in camp, and nighttime exchanges of newspapers, tobacco, and other items between Union and Confederate troops.

Also included are military records such as an 1865 oath of allegiance; land records including an 1841 petition for Lavina Roe's widow's dower; receipts and envelopes; and a prescription and handwritten recipes for homemade remedies to cure "rheumatism," "consumtion" (sic), and "liver complaints."


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 15th. Company H.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889--Inauguration, 1861.
Grant, Ulysses S., (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Health aspects
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Poetry
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
Unites States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel L. Roe family papers, MSS 715f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2011, with subsequent additions


Restrictions

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

 

Box

Fldr

11Envelopes, undated
 
2Final account of pay and clothing of deceased soldiers, 11 August 1864
 
3Genealogy, Roe family, undated
 
4Indenture, land, 7 February 1853
 
5Letter, Amy Wells to Elizabeth Roe Hubbard, undated
 
6Letter, C.W.G. Roe to Betsy, undated
 
7Letter, C.W.G. Roe to Elizabeth Roe Hubbard, 23 August 1863
 
8Letter, C.W.G. Roe to Elizabeth Roe Hubbard, 5 September 1863
 
9Letter, C.W.G. Roe to Elizabeth Roe Hubbard, 6 September 1863
 
10Letter, Samuel L. Roe to Elizabeth Roe Hubbard, 1 December 1863
 
11Letter, Samuel L. Roe to Elizabeth Roe Hubbard, 13 May 1864
 
12Letter, Samuel L. Roe to Elizabeth Roe Hubbard, 1 June 1864
 
13Letter, Samuel L. Roe to Elizabeth Roe Hubbard, undated
 
14Letter, Samuel L. Roe to Elizabeth Roe Hubbard, undated
 
15Letter, Samuel L. Roe to F.M. and C.L. Hubbard, undated
 
16Letter, Samuel L. Roe to unknown, January 1863
 
17Letter, Samuel L. Roe to unknown, May 1863
 
18Letter, Samuel L. Roe to unknown, July 1863
 
19Letter, Samuel L. Roe to unknown, 1 October 1863
 
20Letter, Samuel L. Roe to unknown, 1 November 1863
 
21Letter, Samuel L. Roe to unknown, 1 May 1864
 
22Letter, Samuel L. Roe to unknown, undated
 
23Letter, Samuel L. Roe to unknown, undated
 
24Letter, Samuel L. Roe to unknown (two fragments), undated
 
25Letter, Samuel L. Roe to unknown (illegible), undated
 
26Oath of allegiance, Levi Hubbard, 8 July 1865
 
27Petition, widow's dower, Lavina Roe, 19 October 1841
 
28Plat map, widow's dower, Lavina Roe, 6 December 1841
 
29Poem, "In Memory of C.W.G. Roe", undated
 
30Prescription, undated
 
31Receipts, 1868-1875
 
32Recipe, undated