Shepherd Green Pryor papers

Shepherd Green Pryor papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Pryor, S. G., (Shepherd Green), 1828-1911
Title: Shepherd Green Pryor papers
Dates: Bulk, 1861-1863
Dates: 1837-1863
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms40

Biographical/Historical Note

Shepherd Green Pryor (1828-1911) was a planter, Confederate soldier, and resident of Sumter County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Shepherd Green Pryor from 1837-1863. The majority of the collection contains letters (1861-1863) between Green and his wife, Penelope, while he served with Company A of the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The letters are mainly from camps in Virginia while the Company fought through the Valley Campaign, the Seven Days Battle, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. The collection also includes deeds, photographs of and biographical material on the Pryor family of Sumter County (Ga.), and a typescript of most of the Civil War letters.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Light Artillery Battalion, 12th. (Oglethorpe Artillery)
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
Pennsylvania--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Pryor family
Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862.
Sumter County (Ga.)
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Shepherd Green Pryor papers, ms40, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1861 View online. View online.
2Handwritten Letters, 1861 View online.
3Letters, 1862 View online.
4Letters, 1863 View online.
5Envelopes, undated View online.
6Deed, 1837 View online.
7Old Darby Academy newspaper clipping, undated View online.
8Moses Tyson (Tison) Estate, undated View online.
9Biography of S. G. Pryor, undated View online.
10Letters, undated View online.
11Additional material, undated View online.
12Portraits, undated View online.