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: 0.209 linear ft. (one half document case)
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--Equipment and supplies
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

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

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

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