Marcellus Augustus Stovall scrapbooks
New Search | Return to Search Results | View/Save/Print PDF

Marcellus Augustus Stovall scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Stovall, Marcellus Augustus, 1818-1895.
Title: Marcellus Augustus Stovall scrapbooks
Dates: 1861-1863
Extent: 0.33 cubic feet (3 volumes)
Identification: MS 1047

Biographical/Historical Note

Marcellus Augustus Stovall, 1818-1895, was born in Sparta, Georgia and attended school in Massachusetts. In 1835 he joined the Republican Blues of Augusta for service in the Seminole War. He received an appointment to the United States Military Academy but dropped out after one year because of poor health. After a tour of Europe, Stovall settled near Rome, Georgia and was the Captain of the Cherokee Artillery in 1861. At the start of the Civil War, he was appointed Colonel of Artillery in the Georgia State Militia and was soon promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd Georgia Battalion Infantry. He also served with the Army of Tennessee. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1863, and served with General Johnston in the Atlanta and Tennessee campaigns. Paroled in 1865, Stovall returned to Augusta, Georgia and became a cotton broker and manufacturer of fertilizers. He organized and operated the Georgia Chemical Works in Augusta, Georgia until his death in 1895.

Scope and Content Note

This scrapbook, in three volumes, was kept by Marcellus Augustus Stovall during his service in the Civil War. The scrapbook primarily includes newspaper clippings, including editorials by correspondents like P. W. Alexander of the Savannah Republican and Bill Arp (Charles Henry Smith), accounts of military movements and battles, sketches of some of the commands including muster rolls, messages of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, editorial comments, personal letters, and unique Confederate broadsides from 1862 and 1863. Volume 1 covers November 1861-May 1862. Volume 2 covers April 11, 1862-January 1863. Volume 3 covers January 1863-November 1863.

Index Terms

Arp, Bill, 1826-1903.
Broadsides (notices)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Stovall, Marcellus Augustus, 1818-1895.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from family of creator.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Marcellus Augustus Stovall scrapbooks, MS 1047, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Courtenay North, 1972.


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

Scrapbook Volume 1, 1861 November-1862 May. View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9.
Scrapbook Volume 2, 1862 April 11-1863 January. View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9.
Scrapbook Volume 3, 1863 January-1863 November. View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8.