|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Postell, Marie Monroe Barney, 1821-1892.|
|Title:||Marie Monroe Barney Postell papers|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Marie Monroe Barney Postell (1821-1892) was the daughter of William Bedford Barney and Mary Chase Barney. Called "Rosa," she married William Ross Postell.
This collection consists of two letters written in 1865 (during the Civil War) by Marie Postell: one to her son, Chase Barney Postell, and the other to her husband, William Ross Postell. The first letter contains news of the family and home during the Union occupation of Savannah, Georgia. The second letter informs her husband of the death of their two sons, including Chase, the recipient of the first letter. William Postell was a prisoner-of-war. The collection also includes copies of Barney and Chase family records, probably from a family Bible. With these papers are notes identifying the writer.
[Identification of item], Marie Monroe Barney Postell papers, MS 629, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Mary Chase Postell Berger, 1965.
Collection is open for research.
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|Item 1: Mrs. Postell to her son Chase Barney Postell. Savannah, 1865 February-April 3 ( 4.0 p. )|
|Incomplete. News of family and home during the Federal occupation of the city.|
|Item 2: Rosa to her husband William Ross Postell. Savannah, 1865 May 16 ( 1.0 p. ALS. )|
|Regarding the death of their two sons, Chase and another not named. Mr. Postell was a prisoner-of-war.|
|Item 3: Copies of Barney and Chase records from a Bible?, undated|
|Filed with these papers are notes identifying the writer.|