Sarah Lachlison reminiscences
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Sarah Lachlison reminiscences

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lachlison, Sarah, 1841-1904.
Title: Sarah Lachlison reminiscences
Dates: 1902
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0472

Biographical/Historical Note

Sarah Lachlison (1841-1904) was the wife of James Lachlison, who, with his brother Robert, operated a sawmill near "The Ridge" in Darien, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the Civil War reminiscences of Sarah Lachlison and is a typed copy of the original in her handwriting in the possession of the family. It is in two parts: "How the Family Treasury Was Replenished," telling how the ladies of the family made money by making and selling cakes to Federal soldiers in Savannah, and "Sent Into Exile," which is the story of the evacuation from Savannah by families of Confederate officers ordered by General Sherman. The paper is dated The Ridge, November 1902.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America--History.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lachlison, Sarah, 1841-1904.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women.

Location of Originals

Original manuscript in the possession of the family.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the granddaughter-in-law of the creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Sarah Lachlison reminiscences, MS 472, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. James Thomson, 1959.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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