Sarah Lois Wadley papers, 1849-1886.
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William Morrill Wadley (1813-1882), railroad executive and plantation owner, was associated with the Central of Georgia Railway (ca. 1844-ca. 1851, 1853), Western and Atlantic Railroad (1852), New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad (ca. 1858-1859), Southern Railroad (ca. 1859-1860), Vicksburg and Shreveport Railroad (ca. 1860-1865), and Central Railroad (1866-1882). Wadley received an appointment as Colonel in the Adjutant General's department of the Confederate Army, but the senate fa...
Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...
Sarah Lois Wadley was born 26 November 1844, in South New Market, New Hampshire, and died 7 December 1920. She was the daughter of William Morrill Wadley (1866-1882), a president of the Central of Georgia Railway, and Rebecca Barnard E. Wadley. In 1858 the Wadley family and its slaves moved to Amite, Louisiana. In 1860 they were in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in 1861 they moved to Onachita Parish, Louisiana, where they remained until after the Civil War. During the Civil War, William Wadley was ...