Barrington S. King papers
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Barrington S. King papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: King, Barrington S., (Barrington Simeral), -1865.
Title: Barrington S. King papers
Dates: 1782-1885
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1067

Biographical/Historical Note

Barrington S. King was the son of Roswell King and Katherine Barrington King. He lived at Barrington Hall in Roswell, Georgia, a town founded by his father. During the Civil War, Barrington King was a colonel in the Army of Northern Virginia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Civil War military correspondence, military orders, portions of the publication The Soldier's Visitor, and a plat of 1,760 acres of land in Granville County (later Beaufort County), South Carolina, mapping a portion of the confiscated estate of Zepheniah Kingsley.

Index Terms

Beaufort County (S.C.)
King, Barrington S., (Barrington Simeral), -1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Orders (military records)
Plats (maps)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from descendants of creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Barrington S. King papers, MS 1067, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Edward P. King, 1972 (Items 1-11); Barrington King , 1972 (Items 12-13).


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: Robert Dunlap Dispatch to Col. B.S. King, 1864 August 6 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent form Petersburg, Va. He writes that he is waiting for permission to send King the long forage he requested.
Item 2: Certification of T.W.H. Williams that he paid B.S. King $370.00, 1864 November 14 ( 1.0 p. )
Item 3: Notice of W. Coles, Lynchburg, Va., 1864 December 7 ( 1.0 p. )
Explains that Private Huf is to take charge of a horse belonging to Dr. Brantley.
Item 4: W. Cole letter to Dear Col. King, 1864 December 7 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from Lynchburg, Va. Informs King that his horse is lame but will heal in a few days.
Item 5: Special Order of Major General M.C. Butler to Col. Kin, Headquarters, Butler's Cavalry, 1865 January 11 ( 1.0 p. )
Orders King to detail 100 men for 10 days to relieve the regiment from Butler's Brigade on duty near the picket lines.
Item 6: Order of Maj. Gen. M.C. Butler to Col. B.S. King, Headquarters, Butler's Cavalry, 1865 January 20 ( 1.0 p. )
Grants King a leave of absence to visit Macon before rejoining his troops at Columbia, South Carolina.
Item 7: Order of General Law to Col. King, 1865 March 11 ( 1.0 p. )
Instructs King to send a detachment of about forty men and locate a party of the enemy believed to be camped nearby.
Item 8: Request of Captn. G.W. Neely, 1865 April 15 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from Chester, S.C. Asks permission of officers in charge of wagon train to transport his trunk and bundle to Washington, Ga., and permit his man to accompany them.
Item 9: Petition, undated ( 1.0 p. )
Of members of General P.M.B. Young's Cavalry Division to be permitted to go with him when he assumes a new command in Georgia.
Item 10: Portion of The Soldier's Visitor, 1865 January
Presbyterian Committee of Publication, Richmond, Va. Vol. 11, NO. 6. Includes articles on individual responsibilities, support amid temptation, army chapels, army missionaries, etc.
Item 11: Portion of The Soldier's Visitor, undated
Includes an article on a "Comprehensive View of Providence," reports the capture of Major Harry Gilmour.
Item 12: Receipt of Mrs. Mary P. Charlton to Lester and Ravenel, Attorneys, Savannah, 1885 August 15 ( 1.0 p. )
Record of payment for $25.00 for the drawing of a deed of Lyncoln Hill Plantation, S.C., and for drawing of a will.
Item 13: Plat of 1,760 acres of land, Granville County, S.C., 1782 August 15 ( 1.0 p. )
Maps a portion of the confiscated estate of Zepheniah Kingsley.