Thomas Holcombe letters
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Thomas Holcombe letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Holcombe, Thomas, 1815-1885.
Title: Thomas Holcombe letters
Dates: 1863
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0047

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Holcombe (1815-1885) was an alderman of Savannah, Georgia, 1841-1845. He served a term as Mayor of Savannah during the Civil War, 1862-1863.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two letters written to Governor Joseph E. Brown by Thomas Holcombe, Mayor of Savannah during the Civil War. The letters discuss concerns over the defense of Savannah and the moving of men and equipment from Savannah to Charleston. The letters ask, "whether it is the intention of the military authorities to defend or surrender the City of Savannah."

Index Terms

Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Holcombe, Thomas, 1815-1885.
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1864.
Sherman's March to the Sea.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Holcombe letters, MS 47, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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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1Thomas Holcombe to Joseph E. Brown letters, 1863 View online.