Marie Monroe Barney Postell papers
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Marie Monroe Barney Postell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Postell, Marie Monroe Barney, 1821-1892.
Title: Marie Monroe Barney Postell papers
Dates: 1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0629

Biographical/Historical Note

Marie Monroe Barney Postell (1821-1892) was the daughter of William Bedford Barney and Mary Chase Barney. Called "Rosa," she married William Ross Postell.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Military occupation.
Postell, Marie Monroe Barney, 1821-1892.
Savannah (Ga.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Custodial history

Unknown.

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], Marie Monroe Barney Postell papers, MS 629, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition information

Gift of Mary Chase Postell Berger, 1965.


Restrictions

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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Container List

 
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.