William P. Mangum family papers

William P. Mangum family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mangum, William P., b. 1836?
Title: William P. Mangum family papers
Dates: 1862-1879
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3416

Biographical/Historical Note

William P. Mangum was born in Georgia around 1836 and married Louisiana Caroline Catlett (b. 1837?) in Jackson County, Georgia in 1857. He enlisted in the 34th Regiment, Company E, "Jackson Farmers" in 1862.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters, poems or song ballads, promissory notes and genealogy. The letters are mainly from William P. Mangum to his wife, Louisiana Caroline Catlett as his company moved from place to place during the Civil War. He was in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. He describes food, health, clothing, news of the fighting, and fellow soldiers. In a letter dated May 6, 1863 from Vicksburg, he states, "our rigment has never bin in a battle yet...." By June 4, 1864 from Marietta he says, "...we have bin fighting a bout 28 days... this has bin a awful time...." In September 1864 he is in a hospital in Forsyth, Georgia. in his last letter on April 3, 1864 from Camp Wright near Macon, he says, "...we are badly whiped...." Also included are poems/song ballads which Mangum sent to his wife, letters from the Catlett family, Pearce family genealogy, and promissory notes for money Mangum borrowed for his farming in Hall County and Jackson County, Georgia.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Catlett family -- Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 34th. Company E.
Families of military personnel--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.
Families of military personnel--Georgia--Correspondence.
Mangum, Louisiana Caroline Catlett, b. 1837? -- Correspondence
Mangum, William P., b. 1836? -- Correspondence
Mangum, William P., b. 1836? -- Finance, Personal
Operational rations (Military supplies)--Confederate States of America.
Pearce family.
Promissory notes--Specimens.
Promissory notes.
Soldiers--Clothing--Confederate States of America.
Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.
Soldiers--Confederate States of America.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Health aspects.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William P. Mangum family papers, 1862-1879. MS 3416. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

2Correspondence, 1862
3Correspondence, 1863
4Correspondence, 1864
5Correspondence, 1865
6Correspondence, 1869-1879
7Correspondence, undated
8Promissory notes, 1873, 1878