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Isaac S. Vincent papers

Isaac S. Vincent papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Isaac S. Vincent papers
Creator: Vincent, Isaac S.
Inclusive Dates: 1837-1839
Language: English
Extent: 8 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms617
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Isaac S. Vincent was Captain in the 1st Regiment of Georgia Volunteers stationed at Cedar Town, Georgia. He helped oversee the removal of the Cherokees in 1838; he was employed "in removing the Cherokee Indians, and protecting the people of the States against Indian hostilities." He was Clarke County's first casualty of the Civil War and was killed in action. He is buried locally at the Oconee Hill Cemetery.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Captain Isaac S. Vincent from 1837-1839. Papers include correspondence, military orders, provision returns, and a muster roll (May 14, 1838) relating to Vincent's command of the 1st Regiment of Georgia Volunteers while stationed at Cedar Town, Georgia during the removal of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia. The provision returns (1838) are for both troops and Indian prisoners.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Isaac S. Vincent papers, ms617, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Selected documents are also available online as part of the Southeastern Native American Documents database.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cedartown (Ga.)
Cherokee Indians -- Georgia.
Indians of North America -- Relocation -- Georgia.
New Echota (Ga.)
Trail of Tears, 1838-1839.
United States. Army. Georgia Volunteer Regiment, 1st
University of Georgia -- Awards

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Death of Captain Isaac S. Vincent resolution, ms617a.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Broadside orders, no. 25; autograph of General Winfield Scott (copy), 1838 May 17 Access Online
12Provision returns for Troops (nos. 1-13), 1838
13Political ribbons, promissory note, legal document, and orders to Colonel Nathan Barnett, March 1837-April 1838 Access Online
Includes printed ribbon Clack Delegation; Whig nominations...Whig principles; appealed promissory note, City of Augusta, 20 March 1838 and refusal to pay at Georgia Rail Road & Banking Co; note signed by Jackson Barnett of Watkinsville, Clarke County, Georgia; and registration from General Scott USA, for twenty companies of militia of Georgia and one company from Clarke County for removal of Cherokee Indians from state, 19 April 1838.
14Military orders, re: Cherokee removal, May 1838
Includes orders to move to New Echota to Captain Isaac L. Vincent; order to Vincent for command not to fire a gun or pistol during stay, New Echota, 23 May 1838; order 34, New Echota 24 May 1838 about collecting Indians and provisions for each Indian; order 8 telling Commanders to report General Floyd the number of Indians brought in or surrendered - report twice a week; order 30, re sick Indians, provisions for humans, horses and ponies; and New Echota 31 May to Capt. Vincent stating he governed by order 25 and 8 - to send Indians to Ross' Landing.
[Orders], New Echota [to] Bri[gadier] Maj[or] W[illia]m P. White[?] / by command of Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Floyd, 1838 May 29 Access Online
[Orders], N[ew] Echota [to] Capt[ain] Isaac S. Vincent / Brigadier General Ch[arle]s Floyd, 1838 May 21 Access Online
Orders, New Echota, [for the care of Indian prisoners] / by command of Major Gen[eral Winfield] Scott, 1838 May 20 Access Online
Orders, New Echota [directing the removal of the Cherokee Indians] / by command of Major General [Winfield] Scott , 1838 May 24 Access Online
15Provision returns for Indians (nos. 1-11), 1838 Access Online
16Correspondence and reports, June 1838, 1839, undated Access Online
Includes discharge for First Lieutenant R. H. Moore in Clarke County Volunteers Company, 23 June 1838; Cedartown 14 June, Floyd to Vincent order that when Vincent returns to post, he should find out how Indians in the area are still at large...; Floyd to Vincent about the arrest of Captain John Witcher; New Echota 4 June order 18 about no furloughs or leaves of absence; letter 5 July 1839 about discharges; a list of families [?]; a list of volunteers absent 14 July 1838; and a muster roll of Company of First Regimental Brigade of Georgia Volunteers, commanded by Col A H Stokes and Capt. Isaac Vincent, May 1838 for three months [removed to folio].
[Letter], Cedar Town to Capt[ai]n [Isaac] Vincent, Com[mander] of Geo[rgia] volunteers at Cedar Town / by order of Brig[adier] Gen[eral] Floyd, 1838 June 14 Access Online
17Resolution and appointment
1BMuster Roll
1BIndian Declaration, 1838