George A. Cunningham family papers

George A. Cunningham family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Cunningham family
Title: George A. Cunningham family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1862-1865
Dates: 1849-1874
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 half box
Coll. Number: ms2679

Biographical/Historical Note

George A Cunningham served with Company K of the 3rd Regiment Georgia State Reserves in South Carolina and Georgia during the Civil War.


Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between George A. Cunningham and his wife Mary (Mollie), documenting Cunningham's service with Company K of the 3rd Regiment Georgia State Reserves in South Carolina and Georgia including information on the battles at Broxton's Bridge and River's Bridge (S.C.), casualties, troop movements, and the evacuation of Savannah (Ga.). They also discuss his participation in the fighting in Macon, Camp Lawton, Milledgeville and Augusta and in South Carolina from Coosahatchee, Broxton's Bridge, all in the period of 1862 to 1865. There is discussion of health problems, money, the fighting, the supplies he sends to his family and what crops she should plant. Mollie's letters discuss activities of the Confederate Government, Union attacks on civilians, and Sherman's march through Georgia. The collection also contains a few letters from Mollie's brother J.M. Bullard discussing farming, family news, and disease. Eleven letters from 1874 are to George Ernest Cunningham while he was a student at the University of Georgia. Other items in the collection are photographs of Mary A. E. Johnson Cunningham and George Cunningham, reproduced from the included tin-type; a state of Georgia 25 cent note; a 33-page soft-bound book Address Delivered at the Unveiling of Confederate Monument, Thomaston, GA, May 1909 with Upson County rosters of soldiers. One item, a CSA circular was removed and catalogued as Confederate Imprint CR 1225.


Index Terms

College students--Georgia.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia State Reserves, 3rd. Company K.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
Sherman's March to the Sea.
Soldiers--Georgia.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Universities and colleges--Georgia.
University of Georgia. Press.

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.

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 note

Cunningham family papers, ms2679, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Processing Information note

All materials were cleaned, flattened, the Civil War letters restored and photos put into protective enclosures.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence

BoxFolder
11ALS Cobb County, GA to Mr. A.A. Rose from Charles J. McDonald, July 30 View online.
1ALS Milledgeville, GA, to Miss M.A.E. Johnson, Griffin, from A.A. Rose with envelope, 1849 June 23
1ALS Hearnsville, GA, to Mollie from J.M. Bullard, 1862 May 3
1ALS Hearnsville, GA, to Mollie from J.M. Bullard, 1862 May 29
1ALS Macon, to Mollie from George A. Cunningham, 1862 September 2
1Note in pencil, Mrs. M.A.E. Cunningham to Mr. A. Brown, Thomaston, response from A.W. Broomwright, 1863 March 14
1ALS George A. Cunningham to Mollie with envelope, 1863 March 14
1ALS Hearnsville, J.M. Bullard to Mollie, 1863 August 6
1ALS in pencil George from Mollie, 1864 May 6
1ALS Rocky Hill, Eunice Cunningham to Mollie, 1864 November 9
1ALS Camp Lawton, George to Mollie, 1864 November 20
1ALS in pencil from Camp [G]antrell, Augusta, George A. Cunningham to Mollie, with envelope [1864?], December 3
1ALS in pencil Coosahatchee Station, S. C. to Mollie from George, 1864 August 12
1ALS in pencil Coosahatchee George A. Cunningham to Mollie, 1864 December 24
1ALS in pencil Coosahatchee George A. Cunningham to Mollie envelope, 1864 December 31
1ALS to Sister Mary from Margaret E. Cunningham, with envelope, 1865 January
1ALS in pencil George to Mollie, 1865 January 16
1ALS in pencil from B[rox]ton Bridge, George A. Cunningham to Mollie, 1865 January 27
1Note from Broxton Bridge, George A. Cunningham to Mollie, with envelope, 1865 January 29
1ALS Macon, George A. Cunningham to Mollie, 1865 February 21
1ALS Ollie C. to Mollie (place & date torn away)
1ALS W.C. Cunningham to sister, 1865 January 21
2letters to George Ernest Cunningham while at the University of Georgia, sheet of English lessons, 1874 View online.
 

2. Photographs and Ephemera

BoxFolder
13 Address Delivered at the Unveiling of Confederate Monument, Thomaston, Ga. with roster of companies going to the War from Upson County, Georgia, 1909 ( 2.0 item(s) ) (Book, 33 pages, wrappers)
3Newspaper clipping from 'The News & Courier' Charleston, S. C. regarding Rivers Bridge Battle ( 3.0 item(s) )
3State of Georgia 25 cent note ( 1.0 item(s) ) View online.
4Mary A. E. Johnson, wife of Capt. Geo. A. Cunningham, Griffin, GA ( 1.0 item(s) ) (Photo) View online.
4Tin-type of George Cunningham [not a war photo] ( 2.0 item(s) ) (Photo)