|Creator:||Stanley, Marcellus, 1823-1890|
|Title:||Marcellus Stanley family papers|
|Quantity:||0.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)|
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.
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.
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.
Marcellus Stanley family papers, ms 3697. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
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.