|Creator:||Chandler, Farish C., Sr.|
|Title:||Farish C. Chandler family papers|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box)|
Farish C. Chandler, Sr. graduated from the University of Georgia in 1915 and served as a colonel in the United States Army during World War I. He was the father of Lt. Farish C. Chandler, Jr. and the brother of Isaac V. Chandler (UGA class of 1925).
Sarah Gilliam Williamson lived in Georgia during the Revolutionary War. The daughter of William Gilliam and Mary Jarrett, she married Micajah Williamson, who became a Lieutenant-Colonel. Many battles took place in the Williamsons' neighborhood in Wilkes County, and Sarah often found herself nursing her husband back to health when he was injured. In the meantime, she managed their plantation, supplied the army, and made clothes for her husband and their children and slaves.--Adapted from Revolutionary Reader by Sophie Lee Foster.
The collection consists of mimeograph copies of information regarding the life of Sarah Gilliam Williamson during the Revolutionary War and letters from Col. F.C. Chandler to his younger brother Isaac V. Chandler (and two other correspondents identified only by their first names, Vivian and Otis) concerning his service in World War I. There are letters from Fort Collins, France, Chattanooga (Tennessee), Bristol (Virginia), and from his active service with the American Expeditionary Force and the British Expeditionary Force. Also included is a DVD recording of a 64th anniversary celebration of D-Day in Normandy, France. F. C. Chandler, Jr. attended the ceremony as a guest of the United States Air Force.
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Farish C. Chandler family papers, circa 1784-1918. MS 3415. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.