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Document relating to the court martial of Private George Harris

Document relating to the court martial of Private George Harris

Descriptive Summary

Title: Document relating to the court martial of Private George Harris
Inclusive Dates: 1865 June 8
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 document)
Collection Number: ms1528
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Private George Harris was a member of Company E of the 33rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment, stationed in Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one handwritten document: dated June 8, 1865 (?) (last digit of year is illegible), relating to the court martial of Private George Harris for sleeping while on sentinel duty. The document states that the court found Private Harris guilty and sentenced him to hard labor and to wear a 24-pound ball for six months on any government fortification.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Document relating to the court martial of Private George Harris, ms 1528. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African American soldiers -- United States.
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- United States.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
Harris, George, active 1865
Military offenses -- Georgia.
Military records.
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 33rd (1864-1866)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Document, 1865 June 8 Access Online