Roderick Perry papers
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Roderick Perry papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Perry, Roderick , 1860-1918, 1860-1866
Title: Roderick Perry papers
Dates: 1841-1926
Quantity: 0.42 linear ft. (one document case)
Identification: ahc.mss806

Biographical/Historical Note

Roderick Perry was of Warsaw, Gallatin County, Kentucky. He fought in the Confederate Army with the 9th Regiment Tennessee Calvary and was an adjutant to Colonel Biddle. He was twice a prisoner of war being held at Alton, Illinois and at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. He was wonded in the Battle of Atlanta and was hospitalized in Hood's Hospital in Oxford, Georgia. Kate Perry, sister of Roderick, worked at supplying prisoners' of war with necessities such as clothing. Additional biographical information about Roderick Perry has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters written by Roderick Perry and his family and friends of Warsaw, Kentucky. Also included are letters to soldiers requesting help from Kate Perry, Perry's adjutant handbook, and business cards of merchants supplying goods to prisioners of war.

Index Terms

Barnes, L.H.
Dorwhut, J.W.
English, R.W.
Erwin, H.H.
Fletcher, Joan F.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Groves, John S.
Perry, Fountain
Perry, James S.
Perry, Jenny
Perry, Julia
Perry, Kate E.
Ritchey, Tom
Robinson, Rose
Slemmons, Joe S.
States' rights (American politics)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women
Warsaw, (KY.)--History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Roderick Perry collection, MSS 806, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Related Material

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Container List




11Biography of Roderick Perry, 1841-1926
2Briarfield Rolling Mill order, 1865
3Business Cards, 1859-1861
4Calling Card, undated
5Calling Card- Trover and Miller, undated
6Business Card- National Hotel, undated
7Company B. note, 12 September 1863
8Correspondance fromTom Ritchey, 1860-1861
9Correspondance from Kate Perry, 1862-1864
10Correspondance from Rose Robinson, 1862-1864
11Correspondance from Fountain Perry, 1862-1864
12Correspondance from Jenny E. Perry, 1863
13Correspondance from J. W. Dorwhut, 1863
14Correspondance from Fountain Perry to others, 1863
15Correspondance from Julia Perry, 1863-1865
16Correspondance, 1863-1918
17Correspondance from Fountain Perry to Dr. Hurton, undated
18Correspondance from R.W. English, undated
19Correspondance from Aunt Sarah, 1864
20Correspondance from Eliza, 1864
21Correspondance to Fountain Perry, 1864
22Correspondance to Kate E. Perry, 1864
23Correspondance to Julia A. Perry, 1864
24Correspondance from Joan F. Fletcher, 1864
25Correspondance from John S. Groves, 1864-1865
26Correspondance from Fountain Perry to Roderick Perry, 1865
27Correspondance from Joe S. Slemmons, 1865
28Correspondance from Sue, 1865
29Correspondance from Aunt, undated
30Correspondance from Aunt Jane, undated
31Correspondance from James S. Perry to Julia Perry, 1865
32Correspondance from L.H. Barnes, 1865-1866
33Correspondance from Auntie English, 1865-1866
34Correspondance from H.H. Erwin, 1866
35Correspondance to "My Dear Bro", 1888
36Diable Offer Certificate, 1863
37Envelopes, undated
38Note- excused from duty, 1865
39Receipt- express, 1866
40Handbook, undated
41Bill, undated
42Letters of Recommendation, 1865
43Minutes of a meeting concerning Ohio River Battalion, 18 May 1861
44Minutes of a meeting concerning peace, 24 August 1861
45Minutes of a meeting concerning State's Rights, undated
46Minutes of a meeting concerning States Rights Party, 17 June 1861
47Newsclipping section- advertisements, 17 June 1861
48Note written by Roderick Perry, undated
49Personal recollection of Roderick Perry, 1862
50Poetry, undated
51Provost Marshall's Office passes, 1863
52Notes, undated