Anne J. Bailey and Walter J. Fraser, Jr. collection of United States Civil War photographs and related materials
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Anne J. Bailey and Walter J. Fraser, Jr. collection of United States Civil War photographs and related materials

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bailey, Anne J.
Title: Anne J. Bailey and Walter J. Fraser, Jr. collection of United States Civil War photographs and related materials
Dates: 1855-1996
Extent: 2.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 2362

Biographical/Historical Note

Ann J. Bailey and Walter J. Fraser collaborated together on Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Georgia in the Civil War(University of Arkansas, 2006).

Anne J. Bailey received her PhD from Texas Christian University in 1987 and is a professor of history at Georgia College and State University. She is the 2005 recipient of the Grady McWhiney Award of Merit presented by the Civil War Round Table of Dallas and is the author or editor of eight books on the Civil War, including the Chessboard of War: Sherman and Hood in the Autumn Campaigns of 1864, which won the Richard Barksdale Harwell Award by the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta for the best book on the Civil War published in 2000. Chessboard was also a selection of The History Book Club. Bailey was awarded the Excellence in Research and Publication Award at Georgia College and State University in 2001 and 2006-2007. Bailey also edited the Georgia Historical Quarterly and the Society of Civil War Historians Newsletter.

Walter J. Fraser, Jr. is the author of Charleston! Charleston! : the history of a southern city (1989), Savannah in the Old South (2003), and Lowcountry hurricanes : three centuries of storms at sea and ashore (2006). He is a Professor Emeritus of Georgia Southern University's Department of History.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains reproductions of photographs used in Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Georgia in the Civil War, Chessboard of War: Sherman and Hood in the Autumn Campaigns of 1864 and War and Ruin: William T. Sherman and the Savannah Campaign. The images are predominately of Civil War Confederate soldiers active in Georgian regiments; however there are also images of Union soldiers, slaves and ex-slaves, Civil War forts and battle sites, and soldier wives. All photographs are housed in plastic sleeves and the majority have biographical information included in the sleeve. Box 1 contains the correspondence, receipts and accounts of transactions between Bailey and Fraser and the sources of original photographs used in Portraits of Conflict. Sources include the National Archives, Library of Congress, historical societies and libraries across the United States, universities, private individuals and museums. There is also a very limited number of etchings and photocopies of Civil War letters and diaries. An Excel table has been created listing the name, origin, rank, regiment and source of each picture when available.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 boxes:

Box 1: Correspondence files between Bailey and Fraser and photograph sources for Portraits of Conflict. Sources include the National Archives, Library of Congress, historical societies and libraries across the United States, universities, private individuals and museums. Some the files also include copies of letters and diaries of Georgia soldiers during the Civil War.

Box 2: Folders 1-8: Photographs and related biographic/historic information from Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Georgia in the Civil War (1996) chapters 1-10. Photographs are predominately of Georgian Civil War soldiers; however there are also photographs of buildings and forts, including Fort Pulaski, Oglethorpe Barracks, Union Hospital and Fort McAlister. There is no apparent order to the photographs. Some photographs are accompanied by biographical information on the subject(s). Also includes some etchings of Civil War battles, buildings and persons. Folders 9-12: Anne J. Bailey Collection of Civil War Photographs. Images include photographs not used in Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Georgia in the Civil War, photographs used in The Chessboard of War: Sherman and Hood in the Autumn Campaigns of 1864 (2000) and War and Ruin: William T. Sherman and the Savannah Campaign (2003), both by Anne J. Bailey. Photographs are predominately of Georgian Civil War soldiers; however there are also photographs of buildings and forts, including Fort Pulaski, Oglethorpe Barracks, Union Hospital and Fort McAlister. There is no apparent order to the photographs. Some photographs are accompanied by biographical information on the subject(s).


Index Terms

Bailey, Anne J.
Diaries.
Etchings (prints)
Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
Fraser, Walter J.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works.
Letters (correspondence)
Photographs.
Slaves--United States.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works.

Administrative Information

Processing information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Restrictions

Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.