A Guide to the Joseph T. Tally Papers, 1853-1877
Born in Georgia, Joseph T. Tally (1806-1880) and his wife Margaret H. had at least three children: Margaret, Jeff, and another son. Their sons fought for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Their daughter Margaret married J. D. Davis and lived in Bastrop, Texas, while Jeff resided in Oklahoma.
Composed of Photostats of correspondence, the Joseph T. Tally Papers, 1853-1877, chronicle Tally’s familial affairs. Correspondence between Margaret and a friend in Georgia, Avy Villar Glenn, discusses social affairs, while correspondence to Tally and his wife from his sons at Fort Morgan, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; and other locations concerns their service in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
This collection is open for research use.
Joseph T. Tally Papers, 1853-1877, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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