Robert Houstoun Anderson letter
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Robert Houstoun Anderson letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Anderson, Robert Houstoun, 1835-1888.
Title: Robert Houstoun Anderson letter
Dates: 1864
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0008
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Houston Anderson (1835-1888) was a general in the Confederate States of American Army during the Civil War. After the war he became Chief of Police in Savannah, Georgia. He held this position until his death in 1888.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a three-page typed copy of a letter from Col. R. H. Anderson to General Braxton Bragg, dated May 21, 1864. In the letter, Anderson outlines his CSA career and asks for active duty for his regiment, the 5th Georgia Cavalry.

Index Terms

Anderson, Robert Houstoun, 1835-1888.
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Cavalry Regiment, 5th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Location of Originals

Original letter in the Bragg papers, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Robert Houston Anderson letter, MS 8, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of J. Frederick Waring, 1962.


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.


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