|Title:||McWhorter family papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
Robert Pierce McWhorter (1840-1864), his brother James Hamilton McWhorter, Jr. (1842-1865) and their uncle Major Robert Ligon McWhorter were in Company C, 3rd Georgia Regiment, Wright's Brigade, Greene County, Georgia, "Dawson Grays." The brothers lived in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, with their parents James Hamilton McWhorter (1811-1885) and Eliza Penn McWhorter (1812-1867). Their siblings included Mary (Mollie), Matilda, and Matthew.
The collection consists of letters, photographs, biographical information, writings, friendship album (Mary McWhorter), account book (James Hamilton McWhorter, Jr.), and information on family reunions and the family cemetery in Oglethorpe County. Most of the letters were written by the McWhorter brothers to their parents and sisters during the Civil War. Their company moved through many Virginia locations, such as Chancellorsville, Orange Court House, Spotsylvania Court House, Madison Run Station, and Petersburg, where Robert McWhorter was killed in battle on June 20, 1864. There are also several pre-war letters from James McWhorter while he was a student at the University of Georgia. A set of typescripts is included for many of the letters dated 1859-1865. The later correspondence deals mainly with genealogy research done by McWhorter Milner, son of Mary McWhorter Milner. In addition to photographs of the family and the family cemetery, there are three of Grady Memorial Hospital staff in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. W. Hal Moncrief, a friend of McWhorter Milner, was a doctor at the hospital and is in one of the photographs.
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McWhorter family papers. MS 3012. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.