Clarke County Soldier's Wayside Home (Ga.) record book

Clarke County Soldier's Wayside Home (Ga.) record book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Clarke County Soldier's Wayside Home (Ga.).
Creator: Stone, E. D.
Title: Clarke County Soldier's Wayside Home (Ga.) record book
Dates: 1864-1865
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 volume)
Abstract:The collection consists of a record book of the Clarke County Soldier's Wayside Home (Athens, Ga.) from October 1864 - May 1865. Entries include date, soldier's name, regiment, and what he received from the home. Other entries include contributions made to the home, accounts of E.D. Stone, and miscellaneous writings.
Coll. Number: ms2825

Biographical/Historical Note

Clarke County Soldier's Wayside Home in Athens, Ga. was an institution which administered aid to Confederate soldiers passing through the area.

Wayside homes were established across the South by the Confederacy. These places served free lunches to traveling soldiers. They were mostly staffed by young women who lived in the area and often gave meat and other treats, including desserts and condiments, to soldiers. They served only Confederates, meaning no identification was needed beyond the uniform. Several wayside homes were located in Georgia, including those in Athens and Millen.


Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Charities--Confederate States of America.
Clarke County (Ga.)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Registers.
Soldiers--Georgia.

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

Clarke County Soldier's Wayside Home (Ga.) record book, MS 2825. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Volume
1Record book