Marcellus Stanley family papers

Marcellus Stanley family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Stanley, Marcellus, 1823-1890
Title: Marcellus Stanley family papers
Dates: 1861-1864
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3697

Biographical/Historical Note

Marcellus Stanley (1823-1890) married Julia Pope (1825-1894) and lived in Athens, Georgia. During the Civil War, Stanley was the first Captain of the Troop Artillery and later a Major. Benjamin Henry Pope (1830-1898) was Julia's brother.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, photograph cards, a journal, and a muster roll of Captain Stanley's Troup Artillery for November and December 1861. The correspondence is mainly between Stanley and his wife Julia. He writes from Camp Lawton (Savannah) in 1861 and then from Tallahassee and Quincy, Florida. Julia writes of the panic which ensues when the families of Athens hear that the Yankees are coming. She says that Edd Lumpkin's Artillery is at Mitchell Bridge (6/11/1864). Later "...a reconnoitering party came to the hill beyond the paper mill" but Lumpkin "threw a ball among them and they fled" (8/5/1864). She also mentions prisoners being sent to Athens and that the Yankees are stealing silver and horses. There are also general orders to Captain Stanley from Brigadier General Loring announcing a defeat of the enemy at Cheat Mountain by Brigadier General Jackson. The journal includes entries from Benjamin Henry Pope in 1862 as he serves in Company K, 9th Mississippi Infantry, and provides details of battles in the Glasgow/Cave City/Munfordville, Kentucky area and his opinion that General Chalmers made errors and poor decisions. The photographs are of Marcellus Stanley, Alexander Franklin Pope, and G. T. Beauregard.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America. Army--Officers.
Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 9th.
Confederate States of America. Army. Troup Artillery.
Journals (accounts).
Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Muster rolls.

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Marcellus Stanley family papers, ms 3697. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Marcellus Stanley family papers, ms 3514; Stanley family papers, ms 2541; Stanley letters, ms 575; Benjamin Henry Pope letters, ms 368.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1861-1864 View online.
2Benjamin Henry Pope journal, 1862 View online.
3Images and postcard View online.
OS Folder
1BMuster roll (Cobb's Legion), 1861 December View online.