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Collection Number: 04065-z

Collection Title: James H. Stanley Papers, 1860-1862, 1899, and undated

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Size 0.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 18 items)
Abstract James H. Stanley, son of James Rowell Stanley (1807-1858) and Mahala Coney Stanley (1814-1858), served in the 8th Georgia Regiment, C.S.A. His brother, Joel Coney Stanley (1844-1899), also served in the Confederate Army. The collection includes letters, 1861-1862, from James H. Stanley, written during his service with the 8th Georgia Regiment, C.S.A., in northern Virginia and on the Peninsula, to his sisters Mary Cumming and Leah Cumming in Georgia, discussing his military experiences and camp life and requesting that they send supplies; and two letters, 1861, from another brother, Joel Coney Stanley (1844-1899), a soldier in the Confederate Army stationed at Fort Barrancas, Fla., concerning his reasons for joining the army and his expectations of death. Also included are two report cards and an invitation received by James H. Stanley in 1860 while a student at Collinsworth Institute in Talbotton, Ga.; a poem; and photocopies of two obituaries, 1899, of Joel Coney Stanley.
Creator Stanley, James H., fl. 1860-1862.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the James H. Stanley Papers #4065-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed August 2004) available.
  • Reel 1: Folder 1 of 1
Acquisitions Information
Transferred from the Rawls and Seawell Theater Collection (#3839) in September 1975.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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James H. Stanley, son of James Rowell Stanley (1807-1858) and Mahala Coney Stanley (1814-1858), attended the Collinsworth Institute in Talbotton, Ga., and then served in the 8th Georgia Regiment, C.S.A. His brother, Joel Coney Stanley (1844-1899), also served in the Confederate Army. Two of Stanley's sisters married brothers: Leah Nora Stanley (1834-1909) married Robert LaFayette Cumming (1831-1862) and Mary Ann Stanley (b. 1838) married Alexander Hamilton Cumming. Stanley's other siblings were Jane, Eugenia Florence, Augusta, Edward Marshall and Ira B. Stanley.

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The James H. Stanley papers include letters, 1861-1862, from Stanley written during his Civil War service with the 8th Georgia Regiment, Confederate States of America, in northern Virginia and on the Peninsula, to his sisters Mary and Leah in Georgia, discussing his military experiences and camp life and requesting that they send supplies; and two letters, 1861, from another brother, Joel Coney Stanley (1844-1899), a soldier in the Confederate Army stationed at Fort Barrancas, Fla., concerning his reasons for joining the army and his expectations of death. Also included are two report cards and an invitation received by James H. Stanley in 1860 while a student at Collinsworth Institute in Talbotton, Ga.; a poem; and photocopies of two obituaries, 1899, of Joel Coney Stanley.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Ellen Neal, September 1975

Encoded by: Linda Sellars, August 2004

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