Charles T. Stuart reminiscence
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Charles T. Stuart reminiscence

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Stuart, Charles T., 1828-1916.
Title: Charles T. Stuart reminiscence
Dates: 1908
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0776

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles T. Stuart (1828-1916) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 11, 1828. As a young man, he made his living at sea. He lived briefly in Savannah, Georgia with his wife, Ida Charlotte Marmelstein, and first child; they moved to Valdosta in 1858. There he opened a building supplies business. After developing an interest in the hotel business, he built and operated two hotels in Valdosta. He also built two opera houses, two dwellings, two tenements, and one storeroom. During the Civil War, he served with Company G of the 26th Georgia Volunteer Regiment. After the war he returned to Valdosta and resumed the hotel business. Stuart moved to Thomasville, where he built and operated a hotel; he also built a dwelling and two tenements in the town. In addition, he built a dwelling, a public hall, and a storehouse in Jesup. He died on July 6, 1916, in Thomasville.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Charles T. Stuart's reminiscence of his early life, sea voyages, and his later life. The greater part of the manuscript concerns his experiences in the Civil War. At the end of the reminiscence, he tells of the disposition of his property and something of his family. The manuscript is dated Thomasville, Ga., May 1908.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Stuart, Charles T., 1828-1916.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Charles T. Stuart reminiscence, MS 776, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. J. Thomas West, circa 1960.


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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Reminiscence. Thomasville, Ga., 1908 May