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Correspondence, 1861-1864

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Type: Correspondence | Text
Creator: Stanley, Marcellus, 1823-1890
Title: Correspondence, 1861-1864
Date: 1861-1864
Description: The correspondence is mainly between Stanley and his wife Julia. He writes from Camp Lawton (Savannah) in 1861 and from Tallahassee and Quincy, Florida. Julia writes of the panic which ensues when the families of Athens hear that the Yankees are coming. She says that Edd Lumpkin's Artillery is at Mitchell Bridge (6/11/1864). Later "...a reconnoitering party came to the hill beyond the paper mill" but Lumpkin "threw a ball among them and they fled" (8/5/1864). She also mentions prisoners being sent to Athens and that the Yankees are stealing silver and horses. There are also general orders to Captain Stanley from Brigadier General Loring announcing a defeat of the enemy at Cheat Mountain by Brigadier General Jackson.

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Marcellus Stanley family papers, MS 3514; Stanley family papers, MS 2541; Stanley letters, MS 575; Benjamin Henry Pope letters, MS 368.

Marcellus Stanley (1823-1890) married Julia Pope (1825-1894) and lived in Athens, Georgia. During the Civil War, Stanley was the first Captain of the Troop Artillery and later a Major. Benjamin Henry Pope (1830-1898) was Julia's brother.

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.

Subjects: Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Clarke County (Ga.)--History--19th century | Clarke County (Ga.) | Georgia
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Marcellus Stanley family papers, MS 3697. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Marcellus Stanley family papers, MS 3697. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg3697-001-001

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia