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From: "Richard Reeves" <>
Subject: RE: Francis Marion Hardman and Civil War Letters
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 20:11:50 -0600
Do you know to what Civil War regiment Francis Marion Hardman belonged?
Some of the names look like they could be misspellings of men in the
Phillips Legion (Andrew Reese vs. Andrew Neese; Jim McCleskey vs. Jim
In addition a Parkes Hardman had either a professional or personal
relationship with my ancestors - Malachi, Leroy, and Mark Reeves (Mark was
also a member of the Phillips Legion). Parkes Hardman and my ancestors were
from the Cobb and Paulding area as well.
From:Alfred Ellis [mailto:]
Sent:Wednesday, September 15, 1999 9:53 PM
Subject:Francis Marion Hardman and Civil War Letters
I have just finished transcribing the "Hardman Letters" that were just
recently discovered on microfilm at the Georgia Archives. These were
correspondences between Francis Marion Hardman and his family in Cobb and
Paulding Counties, Ga. A listing is gives below of the names that were
mentioned in the letters. Many of these people were most likely from Cobb
County, Ga. Does anyone recognize any of these names?
Seaborne T. "Tom" Ramsay
Gukes(?) Artema ?
Malichi "Mally" Pitts (relative of Joseph P. Pitts)
William and Caley Smith
Mr. Ragen(Paulding County)
Hardman Family Civil War Letters and Papers, 1859-1867 and undated.
Original loose papers, 14
items, 14 pieces. Copies of these Letters and Papers are on file at the
Georgia Archives in
Atlanta, Georgia: microfilm roll #10 in drawer 270. The original documents
were microfilmed on
October 1, 1979. At this time the originals were in the possession of:
Mrs. Betty Pope
1631 Timber Lane
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Mrs. Pope died September or 1986 in Kennesaw, Georgia. It would be very
helpful to know who received the original papers and letters that were in
her possession. The letters have been transcribed from microfilm copies and
many parts cannot be deciphered. It possibly would be helpful to view the
original letters if they are available. Also, reference is made to a
photograph of Francis Marion Hardman. This photograph could possibly be in
the collection. Francis Marion is my g-greatgrandfather and no one that I
know has a photograph of him. There letters were most likely passed down
thru the descendants of Thomas Camp who married Francis Marion's widow after
his death in the Civil War.
Alfred C. Ellis