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.


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.
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

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
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
11Military bars worn by Robert G. Mitchell
12Compositions, writings, card
OS Folder
1AOversized photographs