Stephen Alfestus and Margaret Palmer Corker family papers

Stephen Alfestus and Margaret Palmer Corker family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Corker, Stephen Alfestus, 1830-1879
Title: Stephen Alfestus and Margaret Palmer Corker family papers
Dates: 1859-1916
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3099

Biographical/Historical Note

Stephen Alfestus Corker was a Representative from Georgia.

For further information, see his Congressional Record.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence of Stephen Corker and Margaret Mytris Palmer Corker, from 1859-1916. Correspondence is mainly from Stephen Corker to his wife, from camps near Georgia Roanoke Island, Fredericksburg, and Winchester; and U.S. Military Prison, Johnson’s Island, Ohio. Corker writes about his health, deaths and health of members in his regiment, 400 prisoners sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, rumors of a prisoner exchange, and family concerns. Other correspondence are from Corker while in Washington, DC; and from Margaret to Frank Corker, and other friends and family members. Included is a letter dated Headquarters, August 18, 1863, to Mrs. M. M. Corker, signed “Robert E. Lee,” regarding the fate of her husband. The collection also consists of genealogy of Stephen Corker dating back to 1775.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 3rd. Company A.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Prisoners of war--Ohio--Johnson Island.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Stephen Alfestus and Margaret Palmer Corker family papers, ms 3099, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Genealogy, undated
2Correspondence, 1859-1863
3Correspondence, 1863
4Correspondence, 1863-1864
5Correspondence, 1865-1898
6Correspondence, 1902-1916
7Empty envelopes, 1862-1863
8Photocopies of letters