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Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Widows Living in Carroll County roll

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0106

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a roll listing information on ex-Confederate soldiers and the widows of ex-Confederate soldiers who were living in Carroll County, Georgia, as of January 1, 1921.

The roll is divided into the two sections noted above. It is composed of a total of eight loose pages (16.75" x 13.75") with three of them blank.

There names of 234 ex-Confederate soldiers are recorded. The information collected on each is as follows: Name, Company, Regiment or Other Command, Enlisted-When and Where, Discharged-When and Where, and Post Office Address. Those men giving a post office address noted that they were receiving mail in the following communities: Banning, Barge, Bowdon, Bowdon Junction, Bremen, Carrollton, Clem, Mount Zion, Roopville, Temple, Villa Rica, Waco, and Whitesburg.

The names of 140 widows of ex-Confederate soldiers are recorded. The information collected on each is as follows: Name, Widow of, His Company, Regiment or Other Command, Enlisted-When and Where, Discharged-When and Where, Her Post-Office Address. Those women giving a post office address noted that they were receiving mail in the following communities: Banning, Bowdon, Bremen, Carrollton, Cass, Clem, Roopville, Temple, Villa Rica, Waco, and Whitesburg.

Dates

  • 1921

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws

Biographical/Historical note

With the Confederacy dissolved after the war, no central governmental agency provided pensions for the service or disability of Confederate soldiers. Some of the former Confederate states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia authorized pensions to veterans and their widows. Each state had its own regulations which applicants had to meet. In each case, however, the pension could be paid only if the applicant continued to reside within the state's borders. In Georgia, the first law providing pensions for Confederate soldiers was passed in 1879. Later, pensions were granted to the widows of Confederate soldiers as well.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Original data: Confederate Pension Applications, Georgia Confederate Pension Office, RG 58-1-1, Georgia Archives.

Extent

0.4 Linear feet (2 ov folders)

Overview

This collection consists of a roll listing information on ex-Confederate soldiers and the widows of ex-Confederate soldiers who were living in Carroll County, Georgia, as of January 1, 1921.

Arrangement note

Organized in two series: 1. List of Widows of Ex-Confederate Soldiers in Carroll County and 2. List of Ex-Confederate Soldiers in Carroll County

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Carroll County Genealogical Society by Carol Ferling on February 20, 2018.

Related Archival Materials note

Carroll County Grand Jury records, LH-0003. Carroll County Ordinary Court records, LH-0106.
Title
Guide to the Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Widows Living in Carroll County Roll LH-0106
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Catherine Hendricks
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States