Resources and Collections - U.S. Civil War
Georgia joined the other southern states in seceding from the Union in 1861 and provided approximately 120,000 soldiers for the Confederacy and over 4,000 for the Union army. Read more about Georgia's involvement in the U.S. Civil War in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Athens's own Cook and Brother Armory manufactured infantry rifles; one of which stands on the city hall grounds known as the Double-Barreled Cannon. Slaves were at least half of the population during those years. Clarke County lost over 300 men and the University more than 100 students and faculty.
A list of all the print materials pertaining to the U.S. Civil War located in the Hertiage Room can be found here in the PINES catalog.
- Alphabetical Card File from the Georgia Confederate Pensions & Records Dept
- Case files of applications from former Confederates for Presidential pardons ("Amnesty Papers") (1865-1867)
- Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Georgia
- Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia
- Index to Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia
- Register of Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens who Died in Federal Prisons