Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers

Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Mitchell, Robert Goodwin, 1843-1926
Title: Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers
Dates: Bulk, 1861-1864
Dates: 1833-1885
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms2212

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Goodwin Mitchell (1843-1926) was a soldier with Company B of the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, he married Nettie (Amaretta) Fondren (1845-1929) in 1864 and resided in Thomasville, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence between Mitchell and Nettie Fondren during his service with the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Mitchell served mainly in Georgia and along the coast. His letters describe the evacuation of Savannah (Ga.), the battle of Chickamauga (Ga.), the siege of Chattanooga (Tenn.), and the Atlanta Campaign. Nettie's letters, many written from the Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.), describe life during the Civil War and news of family and friends. The collection also contains correspondence from other family members or friends, photographs, and a scrapbook containing clippings pertaining to the lives of Robert and Nettie after the war.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type and in chronological order.


Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Atlanta (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863.
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 29th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.).
Mitchell, Nettie Fondren, 1845-1929
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Scrapbooks.
Soldiers--Georgia.
Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers, ms2212, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence, May 25, June 21
 
2Correspondence, 1833 October 29
 
3Correspondence, 1837 August 11
 
4Correspondence, 1847 April 18, June 6
 
5Correspondence, 1861
 
6Correspondence, 1862 January-April
 
7Correspondence, 1862 May-August
 
8Correspondence, 1862 September-December
 
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, 1863 January-February
 
2Correspondence, 1863 March-May
 
3Correspondence, 1863 June-December
 
4Correspondence, 1864
 
5Correspondence, 1865
 
6Correspondence, 1868 September 1
 
7Correspondence, 1869
 
8Correspondence, 1885 May 16, September 6
 
9Correspondence
 
10Photographs
 
11Military bars worn by Robert G. Mitchell
 
12Compositions, writings, card
 
Scrapbook
 
OS Folder
1AOversized photographs