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SGM Carl L. Sharp papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS751f

Scope and Content

This collection contains one letter and envelope addressed to Sharp’s commanding officer, Captain Richard M. Barb, commending Sharp and his comrades for assisting the Atlanta Police Department with the investigation of the Jewish Temple bombing on October 12, 1958. It also contains a short biographical note on Sharp outlining his military career as well as correspondence between the AHC and Sharp's family.


  • 1958, 2017, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

Carl Lillard Sharp (1922-1977) entered the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, in October 1943. He was stationed with the 547th Ordnance Detachment in Fort McPherson from 1957-1965. While on assignment with the Third Army staff in October 1958, he was involved in the investigation of the Jewish Temple bombing. While at Fort McPherson, the 547th shared their artillery services with local area law enforcement. Sharp retired from active duty at Fort McPherson in February 1974. After his retirement, he worked as security for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2016

Related Archival Materials

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Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.
SGM Carl L Sharp papers
Edward Wiggins
May 2017
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Dacs
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305