George Wayne Anderson papers
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George Wayne Anderson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Anderson, George Wayne, approximately 1837-1906.
Title: George Wayne Anderson papers
Dates: 1859-1906
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0007

Biographical/Historical Note

George Wayne Anderson (ca. 1837-1906), a cotton merchant, was married to Katherine Berrien. He served as a major in the Confederate States Army and was in command of Fort McAllister, Georgia in 1864.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains personal papers including correspondence, certificates of commendation, a diploma from the University of Virginia, and a membership in the Georgia Historical Society. Also included are deeds to his wife, Katherine Berrien Anderson and newspaper clippings. Information included in the correspondence relates to Anderson's defense and surrender of Fort McAllister.

Index Terms

Anderson, George Wayne, approximately 1837-1906.
Anderson, Katherine Berrien, 1840-approximately 1916.
Beauregard, G. T., (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). Company C.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 63rd. Company G.
Fort McAllister (Ga. :Fort)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Stephens, Alexander H., (Alexander Hamilton), 1812-1883.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 47th (1861-1865) Company B.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], George Wayne Anderson papers, MS 7, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Elizabeth Brown, 1964.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.