Roster of companies furnished by Clarke County, Georgia to the Confederate Army

Roster of companies furnished by Clarke County, Georgia to the Confederate Army

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Herrington, S. M.
Creator: Mitchell, Albert L.
Creator: Morton, W. H.
Creator: Vincent, T. P.
Title: Roster of companies furnished by Clarke County, Georgia to the Confederate Army
Dates: 1861-1865
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms1351

Biographical/Historical Note

The Confederacy raised troops throughout the South; most companies came from individual counties or general regions of certain states. The best known company from Athens, Georgia (Clarke County) was Cobb's Legion, raised by Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb during the summer of 1861. The companies suffered heavy casualties in numerous different battles, including the Seven Days Battles, Crampton's Gap, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Knoxville, The Wilderness, and Siege of Petersburg and the Crater.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a roster of companies furnished by Clarke County, Georgia to the Confederate Army, 1861-1865, was compiled by Albert L. Mitchell by the authority of T. P. Vincent, W. H. Morton and S. M. Herrington, County Commissioners in 1903.


Index Terms

Clarke County (Ga.)--History, Military--19th century.
Clarke County (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Registers
Rosters.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Roster of companies furnished by Clarke County, Georgia, to the Confederate Army. MS 1351. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Oversize_Box
1Roster, 1861-1865 View online.