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William Starr Basinger papers, 1835-1932.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Basinger, William Starr, 1827-1910.
Collection number: 1266
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Abstract: Savannah, Ga., lawyer, Confederate officer, state legislator, and president of the North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega, 1885- 1894. Chiefly letters from William Starr Basinger written during the Civil War while he was a major, 18th Georgia Battalion, C.S.A., in Virginia and as a prisoner at Old Capitol Prison and at Johnsons Island, 1865. Also included are letters from Eddie Basinger while hospitalized at City Point, Va., discussing the evacuation of Richmond. Additional materials (on microfilm) include W. S. Basinger’s reminiscences, through 1896, of his legal career, Confederate service, and term as president of the North Georgia Agricultural College, along with family historical materials, and seven letters, 1835-1836, from W. E. Basinger (d. 1836) while serving with the U.S. Army in Florida during the Second Seminole War.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection