JULIUS L. SCHAUB PAPERS

Manuscript MS-093

1861-1948


 

SOURCE: Lois Mahaffey, LaGrange, GA, 1 August 1988 SIZE: .25 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS: 9 file folders

PROCESSING: RAA, 1988

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Julius Lindsay Schaub (9 January 1843 - 31 December 1911) was a LaGrange photographer. He was born Julius L. Shoup in Davidson County, North Carolina. His father, John Frederick Shoup (1810-1894) was of Moravian (German) descent. The change in spelling of the surname occurred about 1870, but the reason for the change is unknown.

Schaub was a student at Yadkin Institute in North Carolina at the beginning of the Civil War. He joined Company B, 14th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, and served through the entire war. For many years he was commander of LaGrange Camp 405, United Confederate Veterans.

It is not known when Schaub took up photography. Records indicate that he worked in the Georgia cities of Greensboro, Macon, Griffin and Atlanta before settling in LaGrange about 1881. The building which was his studio is located at 110 Church Street. Much of Schaub's business was portrait photography, but he was also noted for his outdoor scenes. Schaub's LaGrange photographs were popular subjects for turn of the century postcards. His photographs of visits to LaGrange by Jefferson Davis and William Jennings Bryan are part of the Troup County Archives photo collection.

Schaub married Ida Lela Wooten about 1873. Their son, Baxter Lindsay Schaub, was the first Troup Countian to die in World War I. Their daughter Ida married J.J. Milam. Another daughter, Martha, operated Schaub's Gallery after her father's death.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

[NOTE: All of the material in this collection is photocopied. Originals are in possession of the Schaub/Milam/Mahaffey family.] Most of the material pertains to Julius L. Schaub's service in the Confederate Army. Schaub's reminiscences contain detailed descriptions of the battles in which he participated. He also described camp life and recorded occasions on which he saw such notables as Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. Schaub's history of the 14th North Carolina Regiment describes the unit's organization and recounts its movements, battles and casualties.

Miscellaneous Civil War related material includes a copy of Hardee's Tactics carried by Schaub during the war and casualty statistics for various battles and brigades. Schaub's certification for membership in United Confederate Veterans is included, as is a biographical profile prepared for publication in the Atlanta Constitution (n.d.), and Schaub's obituary which appeared in Confederate Veteran Magazine, 1911. A 1948 clipping from the LaGrange Daily News mentions Schaub's military career and describes Jefferson Davis' visit to LaGrange in 1886.

A few documents (deeds, tax receipts, Odd Fellows Certificates, advertising circulars, and a rent contract) trace Schaub's post-war migration from North Carolina to LaGrange. A notebook records personal and business expenses, 1906-1908.

The collection includes photocopies of three photographic portraits of J.L. Schaub (c.1880-1910) and one portrait of his father, John Frederick Shoup (c.1890). [The Troup County Archives photo collection contains several other photos made by Schaub.]

 

CONTAINER LIST

Folder 1 Deed - Jacob Coltren of Guilford County, NC, to John F. Shoup of Guilford County, NC, 3 acres for $50, 14 October 1862 Promissory note - John F. Shoup to J.L. Shoup, $173.25, 4 August 1864

Deed - John F. Shoup of Guilford County, NC, to Julius L. Shoup of Guilford County, NC, 104 acres for $700, 27 February 1866

Odd Fellows Certificates of Membership, J.L. Schaub, Griffin, GA, 1872 and 1873

Tax receipt - City of Atlanta, J.L. Schaub and Mrs. J.L. Schaub, 1880

Tax receipt - Troup County, GA, J.L. Schaub and Mrs. J.L. Schaub, 1881

2 Julius L. Schaub Photographic Studios - advertising circulars - Macon, GA, 1870, Atlanta, 1878, Greensboro, GA, n.d., Griffin, GA, n.d.

3 Rent contract - Julius L. Schaub from Mrs. M.E. Whitaker - lot in LaGrange, Greenville Street area, 23 November 1881

4 Accounts payable notebook, Julius L. Schaub, June 1906 December 1908

5 United Confederate Veterans records Certificate of military service for J.L. Schaub, 1 July 1896 Biographical sketch for Atlanta Constitution, n.d. Letter from J.L. Schaub to O.C. Whitaker, Guntown, MS, 5 June 1909, describing Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA, 12 May 1864

J.L. Schaub obituary, Confederate Veteran Maqazine, 1911

J.L. Schaub obituary clipping, 1911 (newspaper not identified)

G. E. Billinghurst article, LaGranqe Dailv News, 14 July 1948, recounting Schaub military career and Jefferson Davis visit to LaGrange, 1886

Casualty statistics - Civil War battles and brigades (source not identified)

6 Civil War reminiscences - J.L. Schaub, n.d.

7 History of 14th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, J.L. Schaub, n.d.

8 Hardee's Tactics - carried by J.L. Schaub in Civil War

9 Photographs (photocopies)

1 John Frederick Shoup, c.1890

2-4 Julius Lindsay Schaub, c.1880-1910

 

RELATED PAPERS AT THE TROUP COUNTY ARCHIVES RB 28.13 Schaub Family Bible

 

TRACINGS

Confederate Veterans

Hardee's Tactics

Photographers - LaGrange

Schaub family

Schaub, Julius Lindsay

Shoup, John Frederick

United Confederate Veterans - LaGrange Camp 405

United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - 14th North Carolina Regiment