Collection Size: 26 items
Date Span: 1849-1865
Scope / Content: Photocopies of Corry family correspondence (1857-65), including letters between Corry and his wife, Eliza Harris Corry (1863-65) and miscellaneous documents (1849-65) concerning the estate of James Harris and Corry's military service. The correspondence between Robert and Eliza Corry was written during Corry's military service.
Biographical Sketch: Corry, a Georgia native working for Alabama railroads as a civil engineer, enlisted in the 11th Alabama Cavalry in Sept. 1862. He served as quartermaster sergeant in the regiment, assigned to Nathan Bedford Forrest's command, until the end of the war.
[NOTE: The electronic transcriptions to which this inventory is linked were transcribed into electronic format by a Corry family member who edited them for readability. Although the Auburn University Archives believes the essential message has not been altered, it and its faculty and staff take NO RESPONSIBILITY for the exact wording of the transcripts.]
SERIES 1: ROBERT E. CORRY LETTERS, 1861-1865
James Corry to Robert Corry, August 5, 1861. Family news.
James Corry to Robert Corry, February 17, 1862. [e-version only] Speculation on the progress of the war from James in Atlanta.
Robert Corry to Eliza Correy, February 14, 1863. [e-version only] Regiment moving from Tennessee Valley. Wishes war were over.
Sarah [Jane] Corry to Robert Corry, October 14, 1863. [e-version only] Tells of family news, difficulty of getting by in Atlanta. Describes battle fought at "Brother's" farm in north Georgia.
Robert Corry, camp near Okalona, Miss. To Eliza Corry, November 21, 1863. Tells some prices of food, potatoes, collards. Expects to stay in Mississippi and Tennessee.
Robert Corry, camp near Okalona to Eliza Corry, November 25, 1863. Busy getting ready to go to west Tennessee. Describes Forrest as a "Rash man and fond of danger."
Robert Corry, Pontotoe, Miss. To Eliza Corry, November 30, 1863. Regiment has gone to Tennessee he thinks but he was ordered to stay behind the train. Fears Bragg will be driven farther into Ga.
Eliza Corry to Robert Corry, December 4, 1863. Tells of sickness in family, efforts to get molasses and efforts to send him clothes. Wants him to come home when he can.
Eliza Corry to Robert Corry, December 19, 1863. Family news.
Robert Corry, camp near Corinth to Eliza Corry, June 17, 1864. Talks of victory over Yankees. Expects to go across Tennessee River.
Robert Corry, Columbus, Miss., to Eliza Corry, July 25, 1864. Mentions Yankee raiding parties from Sherman's army between Montgomery and West Point. Speaks of wealthy people in Columbus at this time. Has heard good news from Atlanta and Virginia. Surprised that Yankees are in Decatur.
Robert Corry, Camp Columbus to Eliza Corry, July 27, 1864. Tells of transfers of Generals and suggest Lee will do better in infantry than calvary. Tells of losses in last fight.
Eliza Corry to Robert Corry, September 3, 1864. Family news.
Robert Corry, Tuscumbia to Eliza Corry, October 14, 1864. Has been home since September letter. Hopes she feels better, promises to build her a new home.
Robert Corry, Tuscumbia to Eliza Corry, January 25, 1865. Expects to be moving up river to be more convenient to forage and wood.
Robert Corry to Eliza Corry, February 25, 1865 [e-version only] Attempted to write a number of times. Horse is lame and regiment is on the move. Believes war will go on until "bitter end."
Eliza Corry to Robert Corry, February 26, 1865 [e-version only] News of "Yankee depredations" at home, progress of new-born and other children. Lonely for her husband.
Robert Corry, near Tuscumbia to Eliza Corry, April 19, 1865. Expects to be moving toward Tuscaloosa. Other Regiments left for Georgia and some for Dansville, Ala. Depressed about the way the war is going.
Robert Corry to Eliza Corry, n.d. Talks of raids near home, heard that
some had been to his sister's.
Certificate signed by P.D. Roddy, Capt. C.S.A. certifying that under orders be burned 44 bales of cotton belonging to Mrs. Martha Harris, June 24, 1862.
Descriptive list and account of pay and clothing of R.C. Corry. March 8, 1865.
Certificate signed by A.H. Keller certifying R.Eliza Corry had been paid March 10, 1865.
Evaluation of James Harris Estate.
1 letter from James A. Corry to his brother Robert, August 5, 1857 from
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and concerns mostly the N&CRR (Nashville &
Chattanooga Railroad) on which James is working.
Mary Corry, Atlanta to Sister-in-law, January 26, 1862. Brother Joseph's death, she expects that the Yankees will be there soon.
Mary Corry, Atlanta to Brothers and Sisters, January 30, 1862. Sends box of goods; thanks Gen. Harden will soon wipe out impudent Yankee rascals.
Mary Corry, Atlanta, to Robert Corry, February 12, 1862. [e-version only] Tells of death of their father.
Mary Corry, Atlanta to Brother (Robert), March 3, 1862. Writes of loneliness after father's death, wants to know why she hasn't heard from them. Atlanta overflowing with strangers and sick soldiers. Death is more common than anything but war.
Mary Corry, Atlanta to Brother (Robert) March 16, 1862. Wants Robert and family to move to Atlanta.
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