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Emma Jacqueline Slade Prescott booklets

Collection number: ahc.MSS277f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of two booklets entitled "Stories of the War" and "Reminiscences of the War." In these documents Prescott wrote about "yankees" torturing a man in order to discover where his money was hidden; and how her husband was called to war in 1862 and later how he faced down thirty armed deserters who planned to kill him. She also writes about how she hid valuables from "yankee" raids; an occasion when the "yankees" broke into her home and threatened her at gunpoint; the places to which she traveled and lived during the Civil War; and the letter she wrote for a dying soldier. She also tells stories of events that occurred after the war; and the difficulties caused after banks and businesses failed.


  • 1922-1924


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Emma Jacqueline Slade (b. 1833) was born in Georgia. She married Alfred Prescott (1826-1900) in Columbus, Georgia, in October 1854. They had four children: Annie B. (b. 1859), Hellen M. (b. 1861), William A. (b. 1867), and Stella W. (b. 1870). Additional biographical information about Emma Jacqueline Slade Prescott has not been determined.


1 folder(s)




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 2012.

Emma Jacqueline Slade Prescott booklets
Paul Crater
July 2012
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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Atlanta GA 30305