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Padgett / Marsh Family Papers

Identifier: 0000-0009M

Scope and Contents

An 1863 letter from Sallie Marsh in Cartersville, Bartow County (Cass County), Georgia, to her brother, Cadet C. H. Marsh, who was enrolled in the Georgia Military Institute. Two letters (1898 and 1905) from Dr. J. S. Todd and Robert Rodgers of Atlanta to Carrie Marsh (Mrs. B. R.) Padgett, another Marsh sister, concern data and memories of the long dead cadet.


  • 1863, 1898, and 1905


Biographical / Historical

Caroline and Peter Marsh, from South Carolina and Delaware, respectively, moved from Pennsylvania to Cartersville, Georgia, shortly before 1860. Peter was a bookbinder. They had a large family of girls, including Sarah or Sallie (b. ca. 1842) and Caroline or Carrie (b. ca. 1856), and a son, Clayton H. Marsh, who died in Savannah in 1864 from wounds received at Oconee Bridge, where he fought as part of the Georgia Military Institute cadets. His sister, Caroline, married Benjamin R. Padgett, an Atlanta architect and contractor.


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Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States