Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers

Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mitchell, Nettie Fondren, 1845-1929
Creator: Mitchell, Robert Goodwin, 1843-1926
Title: Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers
Dates: Bulk, 1861-1864
Dates: 1833-1885
Quantity: 0.9 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder A)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Robert Goodwin Mitchell from 1833-1885. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence (1861-1864) 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.
Coll. Number: ms2212

Biographical/Historical Note

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


Arranged by record type and in chronological order.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
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.).
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.

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

Robert Goodwin Mitchell papers, MS 2212. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing



11no year, May 25, June 21
21833 October 29
31837 August 11
41847 April 18, June 6
61862 January-April
71862 May-August
81862 September-December and 1862 no date
211863 January-February
21863 March-May
31863 June-December
61868 September 1
81885 May 16, September 6
10Photographs, undated
11Military bars worn by Robert G. Mitchell
12Miscellaneous: Compositions, writings, card
OS Folder
1AOversized photographs