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George M. Hanvey papers

George M. Hanvey papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: George M. Hanvey papers
Creator: Hanvey, George M.
Inclusive Dates: 1858-1865, 1880-1889
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms494
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George M. Hanvey was Confederate Captain of Company A of the 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment, then Captain (later Major) of the 12th Georgia Light Artillery Battalion, and a resident of Coweta County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of George M. Hanvey. Papers from 1858-1865 relate to Hanvey's service as captain of the Newnan Guards, later known as Company A of the 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment, including letters regarding its organization; a letter to South Carolina Governor G. W. Gist offering their services should South Carolina secede; a note from Governor Joseph E. Brown instructing Hanvey to rendezvous at Macon, Georgia on March 20, 1861; a letter to General Braxton Bragg desiring to attach his company to the Artillery at Warrington, Florida; a muster roll of the Newnan Guards; a circular from Harvey to W.L. Beadle regarding the bombardment of Ft. Sumter; and Harvey's oath of allegiance.

Papers dating 1880-1889 contain letters with reminiscences of company members to be read at the reunion of the Newnan Guards.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George M. Hanvey papers, ms494, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

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

Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894 -- Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1862)
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
Soldiers -- Georgia.
South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers Access Online