William Gaston Deloney family papers

William Gaston Deloney family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Deloney, William Gaston, d. 1863
Title: William Gaston Deloney family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1851-1863
Dates: 1829-1915
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Coll. Number: ms184

Biographical/Historical Note

William Gaston Deloney (1826-1863) married Rosa Huguenin (1832-1897) in 1854, and resided in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. He was a graduate from the University of Georgia (1846), a state representative, and a Colonel of a cavalry unit he raised in Athens that joined Cobb's Legion during the American Civil War. Deloney was twice wounded in combat and died from his wounds as a prisoner of war in a Washington, D.C. hospital. He was reinterred in Oconee Hills Cemetery in Athens, Georgia in 1866.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of the William Gaston Deloney family from 1829-1915. Includes genealogy, land grants, correspondence, legal documents, and newspaper clippings. The bulk of the collection falls between the years 1861-1863 and consists of correspondence between Colonel Deloney and his wife, Rosa, in Athens (Ga.) while he served in Cobb's Legion during the Civil War. Fighting mainly in Virginia, he writes of the Peninsular Campaign and the Battle of Brandy Station (1862) and the Battle of Chancellorsville (1863). The collection also includes genealogical material on the Deloney, Huguenin, and Baker families collected by Gordan C. Carson of Savannah, Georgia.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Baker family
Brady Station, Battle of, 1863.
Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863.
Confederate States of America. Army. Cavalry. -- Officers
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion.
Deloney family
Deloney, Rosa Huguenin
Huguenin family
Peninsular Campaign, 1862.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Cavalry operations.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Gaston Deloney papers, ms184, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials can also be found in the William Gaston Deloney papers, ms4082.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Genealogy and legal papers

11Genealogy-Huguenin, Deloney, Baker
2Genealogy-Huguenin, Deloney, Baker
3Genealogy-Huguenin, Deloney, Baker
4Deloney-Huguenin legal papers
5Deloney-Huguenin legal papers
6Deloney-Huguenin legal papers
7Deloney-Huguenin legal papers
8Land grants

Series 2: Letters

191850s undated
141862 January
151862 March
161862 June
171862 July
181862 August-September
191862 October-November
201862 December
211863 January
211863 May
21863 June
31863 July
41863 August
51863 September-November
71866-1904 and undated

Series 3: Clippings

28Newspapers-Memorial Day edition, 1912
9Newspapers-Memorial Day edition, 1912
10Newspapers-Memorial Day edition, 1915

Series 4: Writings