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Finding Aid for the Gage Family Collection (MUM00196)

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Finding Aid for the Gage Family Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00196/
Title: Gage Family Collection
Dates: 1830-1937 (bulk 1857-1863)
Collector: Gage family
Physical Extent: 3 boxes (1.04 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00196
Language of Material: English
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.

Administrative Information

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.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Alternative Formats

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


Subject Terms

Gage, Jeremiah Sanders, ca. 1840-1863
Gage family -- Correspondence
Saunders family -- Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th. Company A
University of Mississippi -- History
University of Mississippi -- Students
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865


Formats

correspondence
clippings (information artifacts)
account books


Biographical Note

Following the commencement of the Civil War, Jeremiah Gage (UM B.A. 1850 ; UM Law Student 1851) 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.


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.


User Information

Prefered Citation

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

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.


Related Material

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 Collection Photographs for preservation.


Arrangement

This collection is primarily arranged chronologically.


Container List

1.1 Invitation to a ball; 21 October 1830: Miss Patience Sanders.
1.2 ALS and envelope. 1 October 1849: Matthew Gage to Mary Gage from Richland, MS
1.3 ALS and envelope. 23 October 1849: Matthew Gage to Mary Gage from Richland, MS
1.4 ALS and envelope. 24 March, 1850: Matthew Gage to Mary Gage from Richland, MS
1.5 ALS and envelope. 30 May 1850: Matthew Gage to Mary Gage from Richland, MS
1.6 ALS and envelope. 18 September 1850: Matthew Gage to Mary Gage from Richland, MS
1.7 ALS. 6 October 1857: Jeremiah Gage to Miss Mary M. Gage from Oxford, MS
1.8 ALS and envelope. 3 November 1857: Jeremiah Gage to Miss Mary M. Gage
1.9 ALS. 7 December 1857: Jeremiah Gage to his father from Oxford, MS
1.10 ALS and envelope. 21 December 1857: Jeremiah Gage to Miss Mary M. Gage from Oxford, MS
1.11 ALS. 18 January 1858: Jeremiah Gage to his sister, Georgia, from Oxford, MS
1.12 ALS. 11 February 1858: Sister Mary to Jeremiah Gage from Richland, MS
1.13 ALS and envelope. 3 April 1858: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Mary Margaret Sanders from Richland, MS (her father)
1.14 ALS. 11 May 1858: Matthew gage, Jr. to Mary Margaret Sanders
1.15 Invitation to a party; 6 June 1858 (ALS.) from Jeremiah Gage; includes a card of Gage's from the University of MS (Oxford)
1.16 ALS and envelope. 1 July 1858: G.I.G. (probably Georgiana Irene) to sister (probably Mary) from Richland, MS
1.17 ALS and envelope. 7 July 1858: Matthew Gage, Jr. to daughter Mary Margaret Sanders from Richland, MS
1.18 ALS and envelope. 20 July 1858: Jeremiah Gage to Mary Margaret Sanders from Richland, MS
1.19 ALS and envelope. 2 October 1858: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Jerrie E. Sanders from Richland, MS
1.20 ALS. 2 November 1858: Mary Margaret Sanders to unnamed brother from Desoto, MS
1.21 ALS. 14 November 1858: Mary Margaret Sanders to Jeremiah Gage from Desoto, MS
1.22 1858: Jeremiah Gage composition on Columbus
1.23 1858: Jeremiah Gage composition on the origin of language
1.24 ALS. and envelope (unknown postmark). 2 January 1859: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Dr. Jerrie Sanders
1.25 ALS and envelope. 24 April 1859: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Mary Margaret Sanders from Richland, MS
1.26 ALS. 3 October 1859: Jeremiah Gage to Matthew Gage from Oxford, MS
1.27 ALS. 17 April 1860: Jeremiah Gage to unknown sister from Richland, MS
1.28 ALS. 30 May 1860 [?]: Patience W.S. Gage to Jeremiah Gage from Pleasant Grove
1.29 ALS. 10 February 1861: Patience W.S. Gage to unknown daughter
1.30 ALS. 17 March 1861: Patience W.S. Gage to unknown daughter
1.31 ALS. 23 May 1861: Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Harper's Ferry, VA
1.32 ALS. 20 June 1861: Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Winchester, VA
1.33 ALS. 2 January 1862: Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Camp Fisher, VA
1.34 ALS. 15 January 1862: Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Camp Fisher, VA
1.35 ALS. 15 January 1862: Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Yorktown, VA
1.36 ALS. 7 June 1862: Jeremiah Gage to Georgiana Irene Gage from Richmond, VA
1.37 ALS. 16 July 1862: Jeremiah Gage to Georgiana Irene Gage from Richmond, VA
1.38 ALS. October 1862: Jeremiah Gage to Jere Sanders from Richmond, MS
1.39 ALS. 5 October 1862: Jeremiah Gage to his mother from Oxford, MS
1.40 Report; Gaines Mill to Antietam by Jeremiah Gage: through 1862
1.41 ALS and envelope. 6 January 1862: Jeremiah Gage to Jere Sanders from Raleigh, NC (letter probably written Jan, 6, 1863)
1.42 ALS. (initials only) 21 January 1863: L.P. Anderson to probably Jeremiah Gage from Ivy Creek
1.43 ALS and envelope. 24 January 1863: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from Goldsboro, NC
1.44 ALS. 24 January 1863: Jeremiah Gage to his mother from Goldsboro, NC
1.46 ALS and envelope. 6 March 1863: Jeremiah Gage to Jere Sanders from Murpheys Station, VA
1.45 ALS and envelope. 22 March 1863: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from Murpheys Station, VA
1.47 ALS and envelope. 31 March 1863: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from Black Water, VA
1.48 ALS. 24 April 1863: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from Suffolk, VA
1.49 ALS. 25 April 1863: Jeremiah Gage to his mother from Suffolk, VA
1.50 ALS and envelope. 1 May 1863: Jeremiah Gage to Jere Sanders from Suffolk, VA
1.51 ALS. 8 May 1863: Mollie Wendel to Jeremiah Gage from LaGrange, GA
1.52 ALS. 14 May 1863: Mollie [Wendel] to Jeremiah Gage from Lagrange, GA
1.53 ALS and envelope. 21 May 1863: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from New Iron, VA
1.54 ALS and envelope. 10 June 1863: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders from Fredericksburg, VA
1.72 ALS. 3 July [1863]. J[eremiah] S. Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Gettysburg, PA
1.55 ALS. 29 July 1863: R.C. Lipsey to Jeremiah Gage from Selma, Alabama
1.56 ALS and envelope. 16 September 1863: Mollie Wendel [?] to Mrs. M. Sanders from Oxford, MS
1.57 ALS. Undated: Jeremiah Gage to Mary M. Sanders
1.58 Invitation to a cotillion party in Lexington (no photocopy); 6 July 1869
1.59 ALS. (includes card de visit); 15 December 1874: James L. Goodloo to Miss Gage (Louisa Caroline Gage) from Mobile, Alabama
1.60 ALS. 19 June 1875: James L. Goodloo to Miss Loulie Gage from Memphis, TN
1.61 ALS. 16 November 1885: Vick to sister (Ada Augustus Gage Dobbs?) from Lexington, MS
1.62 ALS. 21 November 1896: Jabez Jubal Armistead to Liza (Anna Eliza Gage Evans ?) from New Orleans, LA
1.63 4 January 1903; to Anna [?] from Baltimore
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 ALS. 27 March 27, 1908: R.C. Lipsey to Miss Kate Armistead from Lexington, MS
1.67 ALS and envelope. Undated: Matthew Gage, Jr. to Jere Sanders from Pickens Station, MS
1.68 ALS. Undated: Jeremiah Gage to unnamed sister from Richland, MS
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 ALS. Undated: Matt W. [?] to Frazar and Gage
1.72 ALS. 3 July [1863]. Jeremiah Gage to Patience W.S. Gage from Gettysburg, Pa.
2.1.1 James L. Goodloe to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 15 March 1911
2.1.2 Dr. Joseph Holt to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 24 June 1913
2.1.3 James L. Goodloe to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 26 June 1913
2.1.4 James L. Goodloe to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 2 July 1913
2.1.5 G.T.D. to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 5 July 1913
2.1.6 Dr. Joseph Holt to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 10 July 1913
2.1.7 A.C. Anderson to Dr.. Joseph Holt, 13 July 1913
2.1.8 H.Q. Bridges to Mrs. V.G. Armistead, 26 July 1913
2.1.9 Aunt Kate [Mrs. V.G. Armistead] to Miss Elizabeth Kirkland, 15 May 1937.
2.2 Typed transcriptions of letters
2.3 Handwritten transcriptions of letters
2.4 Newspaper clippings related to Jeremiah Sanders Gage's death at Gettysburg
Unknown newspaper
New Orleans Times-Picayune, 24 August 1924
Unknown newspaper
Jackson Daily News, 16 February 1913
New Orleans Times-Democrat, 29 June 1913
2.5 Copy of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen of 2 July 1863. Last of the wallpaper editions.
2.6 Account book of A.G. Dabbs, 1888-1903
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