Lockmiller family papers, 1862-1863, 1881-1927

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zkbb

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lockmiller family.
Title: Lockmiller family papers, 1862-1863, 1881-1927
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 815
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of the Lockmiller family of Decatur, Meigs County, Tennessee including letters of Confederate soldier James Lockmiller who served in the 43rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1998.


[after identification of item(s)], Lockmiller family papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Susan Potts McDonald.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Lockmiller, (1833-1863) of Decatur, Meigs County, Tennessee married Clarissa L. Atkinson. He served in the 43rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and purportedly died as a prisoner of war at Piont Lookout, Maryland. Their children included John, Nathan, and George. John and Nathan moved to Texas in the early 1880s.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the correspondence of the Lockmiller family of Decatur, Meigs County, Tennessee from 1862-1863 and 1881-1927. The correspondence from 1862-1863 consists mostly of letters between James and Clarissa, while James was serving in the 43rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and Clarissa was living in Decatur, Meigs County, Tennessee. He wrote from East Tennessee (June-August 1862), Virginia (August-December 1862), and Mississippi (December 1862-May 1863). His letters mainly discuss his health, instructions to his wife regarding farm matters, and some descriptions of troop movements. Her letters discuss family news and report on the condition of their crops and livestock.

The later correspondence consists mostly of personal and business letters of their son John Lockmiller from 1881-1927. John moved to north central Texas and resided in McLennan, Johnson, and Parker counties. Correspondents include his mother Clarissa and brothers Nathan and George.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1862 [Photocopies]
1 2 Correspondence, 1862 [Originals]
1 3 Correspondence, 1863 [Photocopies]
1 4 Correspondence, 1863 [Originals]
1 5 Correspondence, 1881-1882
1 6 Correspondence, 1883
1 7 Correspondence, 1884
1 8 Correspondence, 1885
1 9 Correspondence, 1886
1 10 Correspondence, 1887
1 11 Correspondence, 1888
1 12 Correspondence, 1889
1 13 Correspondence, 1890-1891
1 14 Correspondence, 1892-1897
1 15 Correspondence, 1901-1927
1 16 Correspondence, empty envelopes
1 17 Correspondence, no dates and fragments
1 18 Misc. Business records
1 19 Receipts