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Mangum family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS217f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of military records from the career of Dr. William L. Mangum as well as other family papers. Documents include military orders for Mangum to raise a cavalry company from wounded Confederate soldiers; personal letters; Confederate military passes; account pages, tax, and other receipts; and birth, marriage, and death certificates. The collection also includes weaving draft patterns from "Lizzie," possibly Mangum's sister Elizabeth, which were translated in the 1990s by M. Carol Adams.


  • 1825-1991, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Dr. William Lilly Mangum (1827-1904) was born in Georgia to William (1794-1849) and Mary (1790-1862). He had seven siblings: Nancy (1816-1889), Martha (1818-1903), Esther (1821-?), Jane (1823-1867), Elizabeth (1825-?), James (1830-1858), and Fannie (1832-1910). In 1870 he married Lavenia Blackman Elkins (1837-1874); and after her death Teresa Alice Waldrop (1866-1906) in 1885. Mangum served in the Confederate Army as a Lieutenant.


3 folder(s)



Existence and Location of Copies

Transcriptions for documents in this collection are included in folder two.


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.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2018.

Mangum family papers
Louanne Heintz
July 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305