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Beirne Gordon Georgia Hussars collection

Beirne Gordon Georgia Hussars collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Beirne Gordon Georgia Hussars collection
Creator: Gordon, Beirne, 1856-
Inclusive Dates: 1890-1914
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3747
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Beirne Gordon, born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1856, was, during the 1890s, Captain of the Georgia Hussars, Troop A, 5th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry headquartered in Savannah, Georgia. He wasa also president of the Chatham Bank of Savannah and member of the cotton firm W. W. Gordon and Co.

Scope and Content

The collection contains a scrapbook of clippings about the Georgia Hussars, Troop A, 5th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry and Captain Beirne Gordon, dated 1891 to 1894. The scrapbook includes photographs of Captain Beirne Gordon on horseback. The collection also includes three photographs apart from the scrapbook: a portrait of Captain Gordon from the 1890s, a portrait of a young Ambrose Gordon, circa 1900, and a photocopied image of the cavalry.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Beirne Gordon Georgia Hussars collection, ms3747, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cavalry -- Georgia.
Gordon, Beirne, 1856-
Hussars -- Georgia -- Savannah.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in other repositories: Gordon Family Papers, 2235, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Gordon Family papers, MS 318, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Scrapbook, 1891-1894 ( 1 item(s) )
12Photographs, 1890-1914 ( 3 photograph(s) )