Gage Family Collection

MUM00196

Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Title
Gage Family Collection
ID
MUM00196
Date [inclusive]
1830-1937 (bulk 1857-1863)
Extent
1.04 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract
Materials documenting the life of the Gage family of Holmes County, Mississippi in the decades surrounding the Civil War as well as social conditions of the University Greys during the War.

Preferred Citation

Gage Family Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Following the commencement of the Civil War, Jeremiah Gage (UM B.A. 1860; UM Law Student 1861) joined the "University Greys," C.S.A. Army of Northern Virginia, 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company A. Jeremiah died in the Battle of Gettysburg, 3 July 1863.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and an account book related to the Gage family from Holmes, County, Miss. Includes Civil War correspondence of Jeremiah Sanders Gage, a member of Company A of the 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, the University Greys. Gage was killed at Gettysburg. Also includes an account book of A.G. Dabbs (1888-1903). Other family names represented include Armistead and Sanders

Of particular note in this collection are Jeremiah's writings on troop movements, conditions for soldiers and his evolving perspectives on the war. As the war progresses, Jeremiah discusses his desire to find a replacement soldier and the implications of leaving the front. Jeremiah's final letter, 3 July 1863 to his mother Patience W.S. Gage, was written and held to his chest while dying on the battle field in Gettysburg.

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Arrangement

This collection is primarily arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Revision Description

  2016

Access Restrictions

The Gage Family Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Original collection acquired in 1979. Accretion donated by Gage M. Black, November 2002.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff. Finding aid originally mounted by Chatham Ewing; encoded by Jason Kovari. Updated by Susan Ivey, 2016.

Alternative Formats

The majority of the Gage Family Collection has been digitized; the clippings & account book from box 2 comprise the exception.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more Civil War collections housed at the University of Mississippi, see our Civil War subject guide.

This collection has been digitized, available:

Separated Material

1 photographs of Jeremiah Gage has been removed to Photograph Collections for preservation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th. Company A
  • University of Mississippi -- History
  • University of Mississippi -- Students

Format(s)

  • account books
  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate

Personal Name(s)

  • Gage family -- Correspondence
  • Gage, Jeremiah Sanders, ca. 1840-1863
  • Saunders family -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and transcripts. 

1.1: Invitation to a ball; 21 October 1830, Miss Patience Sanders. 

1.2: Matthew Gage to Mary Gage from Richland, MS, 1 October 1849 

1.3: Matthew Gage to Mary Gage from Richland, MS, 23 October 1849 

1.4: Matthew Gage to Mary Gage from Richland, MS, 24 March 1850 

1.5: Matthew Gage to Mary Gage from Richland, MS, 30 May 1850 

1.6: Matthew Gage to Mary Gage from Richland, MS, September 1850 

1.7: Jeremiah Gage to Miss Mary M. Gage from Oxford, MS, 6 October 1857 

1.8: Jeremiah Gage to Miss Mary M. Gage, 3 November 1857 

1.9: Jeremiah Gage to his father from Oxford, MS, 7 December 1857 

1.10: Jeremiah Gage to Miss Mary M. Gage from Oxford, MS, 21 December 1857 

1.11: Jeremiah Gage to his sister, Georgia, from Oxford, MS, 18 January 1858 

1.12: Sister Mary to Jeremiah Gage from Richland, MS, 11 February 1858 

1.13: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Mary Margaret Sanders (his daughter) from Richland, MS, 3 April 1858 

1.14: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Mary Margaret Sanders, 11 May 1858 

1.15: Invitation to a party; 6 June 1858 letter from Jeremiah Gage; includes a card of Gage's from the University of Mississippi (Oxford) 

1.16: G.I.G. (probably Georgiana Irene) to sister (probably Mary) from Richland, MS, 1 July 1858 

1.17: Matthew Gage, Jr. to daughter Mary Margaret Sanders from Richland, MS, 7 July 1858 

1.18: Jeremiah Gage to Mary Margaret Sanders from Richland, MS, 20 July 1858 

1.19: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Jerrie E. Sanders from Richland, MS, 2 October 1858 

1.20: Mary Margaret Sanders to unnamed brother from Desoto, MS, 2 November 1858 

1.21: Mary Margaret Sanders to Jeremiah Gage from Desoto, MS, 14 November 1858 

1.22: Jeremiah Gage composition on Columbus, 1858 

1.23: Jeremiah Gage composition on the origin of language, 1858 

1.24: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Dr. Jerrie Sanders, 2 January 1859 

1.25: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Mary Margaret Sanders from Richland, MS, 24 April 1859 

1.26: Jeremiah Gage to Matthew Gage from Oxford, MS, 3 October 1859 

1.27: Jeremiah Gage to unknown sister from Richland, MS, 17 April 1860 

1.28: Patience W.S. Gage to Jeremiah Gage from Pleasant Grove, 30 May 1860 [?] 

1.29: Patience W.S. Gage to unknown daughter, 10 February 1861 

1.30: Patience W.S. Gage to unknown daughter, 17 March 1861 

1.31: Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Harper's Ferry, VA, 23 May 1861 

1.32: Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Winchester, VA, 20 June 1861 

1.33: Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Camp Fisher, VA, 2 January 1862 

1.34: Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Camp Fisher, VA, 15 January 1862 

1.35: Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Yorktown, VA, 15 January 1862 

1.36: Jeremiah Gage to Georgiana Irene Gage from Richmond, VA, 7 June 1862 

1.37: Jeremiah Gage to Georgiana Irene Gage from Richmond, VA, 16 July 1862 

1.38: Jeremiah Gage to Jere Sanders from Richmond, MS, October 1862 

1.39: Jeremiah Gage to his mother from Oxford, MS, 5 October 1862 

1.40: Report; Gaines Mill to Antietam by Jeremiah Gage: through 1862 

1.41: Jeremiah Gage to Jere Sanders from Raleigh, NC (letter probably written 6 January 1863) 6 January 1862 

1.42: L.P. Anderson to probably Jeremiah Gage from Ivy Creek, 21 January 1863 

1.43: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from Goldsboro, NC, 24 January 1863 

1.44: Jeremiah Gage to his mother from Goldsboro, NC, 24 January 1863 

1.45: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from Murpheys Station, VA, 6 March 1863 

1.46: Jeremiah Gage to Jere Sanders from Murpheys Station, VA, 22 March 1863 

1.47: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from Black Water, VA, 31 March 1863 

1.48: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from Suffolk, VA, 24 April 1863 

1.49: Jeremiah Gage to his mother from Suffolk, VA, 25 April 1863 

1.50: Jeremiah Gage to Jere Sanders from Suffolk, VA, 1 May 1863 

1.51: Mollie Wendel to Jeremiah Gage from LaGrange, GA, 8 May 1863 

1.52: Mollie [Wendel] to Jeremiah Gage from Lagrange, GA, 14 May 1863 

1.53: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from New Iron, VA, 21 May 1863 

1.54: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from Fredericksburg, VA, 10 June 1863 

1.55: R.C. Lipsey to Jeremiah Gage from Selma, AL, 29 July 1863 

1.56: Mollie Wendel [?] to Mrs. M. Sanders from Oxford, MS, 16 September 1863 

1.57: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders, Undated 

1.58: Invitation to a cotillion party in Lexington (no photocopy), 6 July 1869 

1.59: James L. Goodloo to Miss Gage (Louisa Caroline Gage) from Mobile, AL, 15 December 1874 

1.60: James L. Goodloo to Miss Loulie Gage from Memphis, TN 

1.61: Vick to sister (Ada Augustus Gage Dobbs?) from Lexington, MS, 16 November 1885 

1.62: Jabez Jubal Armistead to Liza (Anna Eliza Gage Evans ?) from New Orleans, LA, 21 November 1896 

1.63: to Anna [?] from Baltimore 4 January 1903 

1.64: Background of Capt. Jeremiah Sanders; A.G.E. copied this 18 August 1906 from his tombstone 

1.65: Jeremiah Sanders to brother Willis; December 26, 1836, copied October 17, 1906 

1.66: R.C. Lipsey to Miss Kate Armistead from Lexington, MS, 27 March 1908 

1.67: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Jere Sanders from Pickens Station, MS, Undated 

1.68: Jeremiah Gage to unnamed sister from Richland, MS, Undated 

1.69: Envelope made of wallpaper; probably from Jeremiah Gage to Miss Mary Wendel during the war from Oxford, MS 

1.70: Gage Letters; envelopes from photos folder 

1.71: Matt W. [?] to Frazar and Gage, Undated 

1.72: J[eremiah] S. Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Gettysburg, PA, 3 July [1863] 

1.73: Letters, 1911-1913 

a. James L. Goodloe to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 15 March 1911 

b. Dr. Joseph Holt to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 24 June 1913 

b. James L. Goodloe to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 26 June 1913 

c. James L. Goodloe to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 2 July 1913 

d. G.T.D. to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 5 July 1913 

e. Dr. Joseph Holt to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 10 July 1913 

f. A.C. Anderson to Dr.. Joseph Holt, 13 July 1913 

g. H.Q. Bridges to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 26 July 1913 

h. Aunt Kate [Mrs. V.G. Armistead] to Miss Elizabeth Kirkland, 15 May 1937 

1.74: Typed transcriptions of letters 

1.75: Handwritten transcriptions of letters 

1.76: Newspaper clippings related to Jeremiah Sanders Gage's death at Gettysburg 

a. Unknown newspaper 

b. New Orleans Times-Picayune, 24 August 1924 

c. Unknown newspaper 

d. Jackson Daily News, 16 February 1913 

e. New Orleans Times-Democrat, 29 June 1913 

1.77: Copy of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen of 2 July 1863. Last of the wallpaper editions. 

1.78: Account book of A.G. Dabbs, 1888-1903 

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Box 2: Transcripts. 

Scope and Content

Box 2 contains typed transcripts of correspondence in Box 1.

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