Posts Tagged: civil war

Discovering Atlanta: Confederate Currency

Many aspects of the Civil War which didn’t necessarily occur directly in Atlanta or even in Georgia, had a direct impact on Atlanta’s citizens. When the South seceded from the Union, it almost immediately fell into a financial crisis. Problems of inflation plagued the Confederacy throughout the war. There was not a great deal of…

Discovering Atlanta: The Southern Confederacy

The Southern Confederacy, October 5, 1861   Share The Southern Confederacy was a newspaper published in Atlanta during the Civil War from 1861-1865. It was strongly Southern Democrat and functioned during the War as one of the main newspaper outlets in Atlanta, with the other being the Daily Intelligencer.  The original version of the Southern…

Discovering Atlanta: The Great Locomotive Chase!

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL It was around 1862 that both sides of the War Between the States began to realize it was not going to be the short, easy skirmish everyone originally hoped it would be. It was in April of that year that Union spies led by a Kentucky…

Discovering Atlanta: Slavery and Abolitionism, as Viewed by a Georgia Slave

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL For those of us who have not studied the Civil War in great detail, it may be surprising to learn that not all slaves were in favor of abolishing slavery. A deeper understanding of the ways of life in the mid-nineteenth century, and what freedom would…

Discovering Atlanta: The Atlanta Century

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Services Archivist, MARBL In 1960, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution took on an enormous project to offer the people of its city an engaging look back at the Civil War period. Heavily researched by Norman Shavin, The Atlanta Century is a collection of weekly newspaper mockups that appeared as a series…

Discovering Atlanta: Exploring Oakland Cemetery

by Sara Logue, Research and Public Service Archivist, MARBL Early on in Atlanta’s history, it was determined that the growing town was going to need a space to bury its citizens. In 1850, six acres of land were purchased and set aside for the purpose of a public cemetery. By 1867, however, the cemetery grew…

Emory Contributes to Digital Civil War Portal from ASERL

Emory Libraries has contributed 430 digital items/objects to the ASERL Civil War digital project.  The “Civil War & the American South:  Primary source materials from the Southeast’s leading research libraries.”  Emory's contributions to the site can be found under “MARBL” under “contributing institutions.”  You can limit your search to collections at select institutions, including our…