Lucian N. Barlow letters and land grant
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Lucian N. Barlow letters and land grant

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Barlow, Lucian N.
Title: Lucian N. Barlow letters and land grant
Dates: 1863-1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1352

Biographical/Historical Note

Lucian N. Barlow was a private in Companies B and F, 20th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry, during the Civil War. He and his wife, Eliza, lived in Montgomery County, Georgia. A note from his great-granddaughter states that Barlow was killed on his way back to Virginia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Civil War letters from L.N. Barlow to his wife, Eliza, written from various stations near Richmond, Virginia, Columbia, South Carolina, Augusta, Georgia, and some counties of coastal Georgia. They largely relate to life in camp, with some mention of skirmishes, etc. There is also an incomplete poem in Barlow's hand. The collection also contains a fragment of a land grant to John Bennett of Chatham County to Lot 22-6-4, Cherokee County, Georgia, signed by John Bethune, Surveyor General, William A. Tennille, Secretary of State, and Wilson Lumpkin, Governor, with pendant seal.

The letters are very fragile and incomplete. Some fragments have not been matched with the letters in the collection.

Index Terms

Barlow, Lucian N.
Cherokee County (Ga.)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Land grants.
Letters (correspondence)
Real property.
Seals (artifacts)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], L.N. Barlow letters and land grant, MS 1352, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Melba McAllister Priestly, 1980.


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



1Letters and land grant, 1863-1864 ( 24.0 items. ) View online.
A-1352-001 Confederate ten dollar bill issued in Richmond, Virginia, 1864 View online.
A-1352-002 Confederate twenty dollar bill issued in Richmond, Virginia, 1864 View online.
A-1352-003 Confederate ten dollar bill issued in Richmond, Virginia, 1864 View online.