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Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Lavender Robinson Ray papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS788f
Scope and Content This collection consists of records from Ray's military, legal, and political career. Materials include telegrams articulating his posts and duties as a Confederate soldier, and later his activities with veteran affairs. Of particular interest is a telegram sent to President Franklin Roosevelt in gratitude for funding the erection of Confederate tombstones for prisoners of war. In addition, Ray collected southeastern railroad passes, railroad advertisements, and letters regarding the...
Dates: 1866-1939, undated

Leonard H. Eicholtz Civil War letter

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Collection number: ahc.MSS101f
Scope and Content This collection contains a letter sent from Leonard H. Eicholtz to Washington Townsend. Eicholtz discusses his change in base from Saint Mary's to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and explains that he is "engaged in the Construction Corps, rebuilding bridges and track in the rear of Sherman's Army." He discusses his work rebuilding a 600 foot long and seventy-five foot high bridge in six days. Eicholtz notes that Sherman has Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston on the run and predicts that the battle...
Dates: 1864 June 27

Leonidas William Mackey letter

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Collection number: ahc.MSS215f
Scope and Content This collection contains a photocopy of a letter from Leonidas William Mackey, a 1st Lieutenant in the 51st/52nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment in the Army of Tennessee, from Atlanta, Georgia, to unidentified individuals. Mackey writes that there is severe fighting on the front lines in front of Hood's and Hardee's Corps. He mentions they have lost a great many in wounded and that their army is a few miles north of the Chattahoochee river. He also lists names of acquiantances killed or wounded.
Dates: 1864 July 5

Lochrane and Reid family papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1203
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Reid and Lochrane families, as well as the associated families Grant and Rudolph. The bulk of papers is correspondence, primarily from Sallie Fannie Reid. Other items include legal material from Osborne Augustus Lochrane such as speeches, legal decisions, telegraphs, and a funeral announcement; a valedictory speech, calling cards, calendars, receipts, and poetry from the Lochrane family; and receipts and Confederate Army military passes from the Reid family. In...
Dates: 1833-1977, undated; Majority of material found within 1856-1872

Lucy Cunyas Mulcahy correspondence

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Collection number: ahc.MSS245f
Scope and Content This collection contains letters written to Lucy Cunyas Mulcahy of Atlanta from historian Wilbur Kurtz, Jr. Mr. Kurtz writes to her about visiting Civil War sites in Georgia and documenting his work on the subject.
Dates: 1939-1958

Madison Bell papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1098
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, booklets, and newspapers, the majority of which were collected by, or pertain to, the life and work of Madison Bell. The correspondence spans Bell's adult life; most are addressed from family and friends. Documents relate to his family and his career. The booklets pertain to Georgia law, Bell himself, and Georgia's secession from the Union. Items of particular note are a muster roll from the 30th Georgia Cavalry Battalion, posters advertising property...
Dates: 1844-1896, 1945-1951, 1992, undated; Majority of material found within 1853 - 1896

Martha Calhoun school essay

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Collection number: ahc.MSS48f
Scope and Content This collection contains a composition paper written by Martha Calhoun titled "The Importance of Georgia to the Confederacy During the Civil War."
Dates: 1979 February 26

McClatchey family papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS222f
Scope and Content This collection contains copies of correspondence and a journal written during the Civil War. There are ten letters written to and about John George McClatchey; a memorial poem written by Minerva McClatchey after the death of her son John who was a private in Company I, 7th Georgia Cavalry. He was wounded at the Battle of Trevillian Station, and died at a hospital in Gordonsville, Virginia.
Dates: 1861-1866

McMillan and Bellingrath family documents

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Collection number: ahc.MSS235f
Scope and Content This collection contains typed transcriptions of letters, certificates and other documents belonging to members of the McMillan and Bellingrath families of Georgia. Included is a letter from Malcolm McMillan describing his experiences as a prisoner-of-war; three letters from Ferdinand Dallas McMillan about his service in Company B. of the 7th Georgia Regiment; a letter written by Miss Lou Lanneau describing a trip to Atlanta prior to its siege in 1864; a 1931 letter describing war-time Atlanta;...
Dates: 1860-1931

Mrs. Robert C. Cooper scrapbook

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Collection number: ahc.MSS271
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of one scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning Confederate Army heroes and personalities from Atlanta newspapers. Also included are clippings of articles pertaining to Southern Confederate Memorial Day, the Confederacy, and religious topics of the period.
Dates: about 1920

Palmetto Guards ephemera

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Collection number: ahc.MSS265f
Scope and Content This collection contains a list of men and brief accounts of their service in Company C, 19th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, otherwise known as Palmetto Guards, also a muster roll of officers in the unit and a list of men with their birth and death dates. Also included is the minutes of a meeting of Douglas County Confederate veterans held August 6, 1912. Transcriptions of documents are included.
Dates: 1912-1914

Robert Carr war correspondence

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Collection number: ahc.MSS756f
Scope and Content This collection primarily contains letters from Robert Carr to his sister, Virginia (1844-1927), and his mother, Sarah. The letters document his time in the Battery F, First Ohio Light Artillery, including a firsthand account of his involvement in Civil War engagements such as the Battle of Shiloh and the United States Army’s capture of John Hunt Morgan. The collection also contains letter from Ripley, Ohio during World War II. The soldier mentioned in the letter is presumably a descendant of...
Dates: 1861-1876, 1943, undated

Roderick Perry papers

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Collection number: ahc.mss806
Scope and Content 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.
Dates: 1841 - 1926

Sons of Confederate Veterans collection

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Collection number: ahc.MSS385
Scope and Content This collection contains organizational records pertaining to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Included in the collection are programs, correspondence, and invitations.
Dates: 1897-1962, undated

Spiller and Burr Pistol Factory records

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Collection number: ahc.MSS334f
Scope and Content This collection consists of two letters from "E. Shepperson" about the Spiller and Burr Pistol Factory and a compilation of business letters and agreements written by James Burton and Edward Spiller. The papers include two contracts between the Spiller and Burr Pistol Factory and the Confederacy and correspondence between the two regarding the pistol factory.
Dates: 1863 March 23, undated

Thomas O'Reilly Monument photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS331
Scope and Content This collection captures the unveiling of the O'Reilly Monument in front of the Atlanta City Hall on the corner of Washington Street and Mitchell Street. The monument was erected by the Atlanta Historical Society.
Dates: 1945 October 18

Transcription of Civil War diary, letters, and booklet of William Rhadamanthus Montgomery

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Collection number: ahc.MSS242f
Scope and Content This collection contains a transcription of a diary kept by William Montgomery during the Civil War during 1863-1864. There are also transcriptions of letters he wrote from 1861-1866, and in 1907.
Dates: 1838, 1861-1907

W. C. Sims slave receipt

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Collection number: ahc.MSS260f
Scope and Content This collection contains two photo copies of a receipt for the "loan" of an enslaved man named George, belonging to W. C. Sims of Troup County, Georgia, to the Confederate States for military defense in the vicinity of Troup County. The receipt is dated July 2, 1864.
Dates: 1864

Wesley Thomas Hargrett collection

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Collection number: ahc.MSS780f
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, articles, and ephemera compiled by Wesley Thomas Hargrett. Of particular note are letters that reference slavery in the South and everyday life in the 19th century. Other items of note include pay vouchers for members of the armed services in the United States and England.
Dates: 1794-1918, undated

Wilbur G Kurtz, Sr. visual arts collection

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Collection number: ahc.VIS197
Scope and Content This collection contains the family photographs of the Kurtz and Fuller families as well as visual materials Kurtz created and collected during the course of his career. Family photographs pertain to Kurtz and Fuller families as well as a few images from Annie Pye Kurtz prior to her marriage to Wilbur Sr. Also included are images of Wilbur Sr. and friends during his time in Chicago, Illinois. The bulk of this collection is photographic materials which support the research and field work...
Dates: 1859-1972, undated