This list is a customized inventory of Bartow works assembled by Dr. Keith Herbert, Auburn University. This collection primarily focuses on documents that hold information about the Civil War and Reconstruction as it relates to Bartow County and northwest Georgia.

Primary Sources


Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery.

Zillah Haynie Brandon Diary, 1823–1871

Bartow History Museum, Cartersville, Georgia

Yeoman Farm Journal [Author Unknown]

Young Family Papers

Kenan Research Library and Archives, Atlanta History Center

Warren Akin Letter

Wilbur Kurtz Collection

Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, Mass.

  1. G. Dun & Company Collection, Georgia

Special Collection, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville

Northwest Georgia Document Preservation Project (microfilm)

Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta

Confederate Miscellany Files

George Scarborough Barnsley Papers (microfilm)

Godfrey Barnsley Family Papers

Rebecca Rainey Hood Papers (microfilm)

William Augustus Chunn Letters

William H. Stiles Papers

Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta

Bartow County Vertical File

Bartow County Maps

Cass County Deeds (microfilm)

Cass County Superior Court Minutes (microfilm)

Charles W. Howard Cherokee Baptist College Address

Cherokee Baptist College Commencement Address, 1860 (microfilm)

Cherokee Baptist Convention Minutes (microfilm)

Chunn-Land Family Papers

Confederate Reminiscences and Letters, 1861–1865

Cooper Family Vertical File

Family Genealogical drawer

Etowah Mill Journal (microfilm)

Executive Department Correspondence (Incoming)

Executive Department Correspondence (Outgoing)

Macedonia Baptist Church Minutes (microfilm)

Mackay-Stiles Family Papers (microfilm)

Mark A. Cooper Papers (microfilm)

John F. Milhollin Letters (microfilm)

Noble John Brooks Letters (microfilm)

Summary Reports of Southern Claims Commission (microfilm)

James W. Watts Farm Journal (microfilm)

William K.Watson Diary (microfilm)

Western and Atlantic Railroad

William Hardin Papers

Wofford Family Vertical File

Georgia Historical Society Archives, Savannah

Godfrey Barnsley Papers

John W. Bentley Collection

Huntingdon Library, San Marino, California

Godfrey Barnsley Papers

National Archives and Records Administration, Southeast Region, Atlanta

Southern Claims Commission (Allowed)

Bureau of Freedmen, Refugees, and Abandoned Lands Records, Georgia

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

Manuscript Censuses, Georgia, Cass, Floyd, Gordon, Cobb, Polk,

            Cherokee Counties, Schedules I, II, III, IV, 1850, 1860

            Manuscript Censuses, Georgia, Bartow County, Schedule I, 1870

Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, Records of            the Commissioners of Claims (Southern Claims Commission), 1871–80,          Microfilm Publication 87

Record Group 217, Records of the U.S. General Accounting Office, Allowed                                Cases Files of the Southern Claims Commission

Record Group 233, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, Barred and                               Disallowed Claims of the Southern Claims Commission

Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio

Styles Porter Diary

Southern Historical Collection, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

George Scarborough Barnsley Papers

Mackay-Stiles Family Papers

Shorter College, Rome, Georgia

Northwest Georgia Document Preservation Project (microfilm)

Macedonia Baptist Church Minutes

Raccoon Creek Baptist Church Minutes

Tennessee State Archives, Nashville

Barnsley Family Papers (microfilm)

University of Georgia, Hargrett Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Athens

Telamon Cuyler Collection


Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

Southern Cultivator

The Confederate Veteran

The Courant American (Cartersville)

The Daily Chronicle and Sentinel (Macon)

The Daily Telegraph (Macon)

The Express (Cartersville)

The Federal Union (Milledgeville)

The North Georgia Citizen (Dalton)

The Southern Banner (Athens)

The Southern Statesman (Calhoun)

The Standard (Cassville)

The Standard and Express (Cartersville)

The Tri-Weekly Courier (Rome)


Published Primary Sources

Bauer, K. Jack. Soldiering: The Civil War Diary of Rice C. Bull. New York: Presidio Press, 1995.

Black, Frances Josephine, ed. “‘We Begged to Hearts of Stone’: The Wartime Journal of Cassville’s Lizzie Gaines.” Northwest Georgia Historical and Genealogical Quarterly 20 (Winter: 1988): 6–16.

Candler, Allen D. The Confederate Records of the State of Georgia: Volume One. Atlanta: C. P. Byrd, 1909.

Cone, A. J. The Rock: A Story of the War. Atlanta: n.p., 1913.

Dean, Benjamin Devor. Recollections of the 26th Missouri Infantry in the War for the Union. Lamar, Missouri: Southwest Missourian Office, 1892.

DeBow, J. D. B. A Statistical View of the United States: A Compendium of the Seventh Census. Washington: Beverly Tucker, 1864.

Felton, Rebecca Latimer. Country Life in Georgia in the Days of My Youth. Atlanta: Index Printing, 1919.

Hargis, O. P. Thrilling Experiences of a First Georgia Cavalryman in the Civil War: Three Months Inside the Federal Lines in Rear of Sherman. N.p., 1910.

Howard, Frances Thomas. In and Out of the Lines. Cartersville, GA: Etowah Valley Historical Society, 1998.

“Howell Cobb Papers.” Georgia Historical Quarterly 6 (1909): 23–49.

Jones, Joseph. First Report to the Cotton Planters’ Convention of Georgia on the Agricultural Resource of Georgia. N.p.: 1860.

Kerksis, Sydney, ed. The Atlanta Papers. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1980.

McGill, Robert. Personal Reminiscences of a Confederate Soldier Boy. Milledgeville: Boyd, 1993.

Noe, Kenneth W., ed. A Southern Boy in Blue: The Memoir of Marcus Woodcock 9th Kentucky Infantry (U.S.A.). Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996.

Scarborough, William K., ed. The Diary of Edmund Ruffin, Volume One: Toward Independence. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1972.

Scott, Thomas A., ed. Cornerstones of Georgia History: Documents that Formed the State. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995.

Sterkx, H. E., ed. “The Autobiography and Civil War Letters of Joel Murphree of Troy, Alabama: 1864–1865.” Alabama Historical Quarterly 19 (1957): 176–77.

United Confederate Veterans. Minutes of the Annual Meeting and Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans. New Orleans: Hopkins’ Printing Office, 1889.

War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891.

Watkins, Sam R. “Co. Aytch” A Side Show of the Big Show. New York: Touchstone, 1997.

“Whites with Indian Families.” Bartow County Genealogical Society and Family Research Library, No. 10 (2001): 20–21.

Wiley, Bell Irvin, ed. Letters of Warren Aiken Confederate Congressman. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1964.

Wills, Charles W. Army Life of an Illinois Soldier Including Day-by-Day Records of Sherman’s March to the Sea. Evanston: Southern Illinois Press, 1996.

Wynne, Lewis N. and Robert A. Taylor, eds. The War So Horrible: The Civil War Diary of Hiram Smith Williams. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1993.