Charles J. Beatty papers
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Charles J. Beatty papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Beatty, Charles J., approximately 1836-1873.
Title: Charles J. Beatty papers
Dates: 1864-1867
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0060

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles J. Beatty (ca. 1836-1873) was born in New Jersey.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of nine photocopied items primarily relating to the impressment of slaves to work on the defenses of Savannah, Georgia, during the Civil War, between 1864 and 1865. Some of the materials pertain to Fort McAllister. Also included are a ticket to a concert, a blank invoice and a business card from C.J. Beatty, Grocer.

Index Terms

Beatty, Charles J., approximately 1836-1873.
Circulars (fliers)
Confederate States of America--Defenses.
Confederate States of America. Army.
Fort McAllister (Ga. : Fort)
Military records.
Orders (military records)
Savannah (Ga.)
Slave labor--Georgia--Savannah.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from grandson of collector.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Charles J. Beatty papers, MS 60, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George H. Beatty, 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.

Container List

Circular about impressment of free Negroes and slaves, for work projects of the Confederate Army ( 16.0 p. )
Composed of several sections: General Orders No. 32, Adjutant and Inspector Genera1's Office, Richmond, Virginia, March 11, 1864; General Orders No. 86, Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office, Richmond, Virginia, December 5, 1864; Circular No. 36, War Department, Bureau of Conscription, Richmond, Virginia, December 10, 1864; Circular No. 1, Headquarters Conscript Service, Augusta, Georgia, January 23, 1865; General Orders No. 1, Headquarters Conscript Service, Augusta, Georgia, January 23, 1865; Special Orders No. 19, Headquarters Conscript Service, Augusta, Georgia, January 25, 1865; acknowledgment of assignment and request to see officers by Charles R. Armstrong, Captain and Chief Agent, Slave Impressment, Conscript Service, State of Georgia, Office Enrollment of Slaves, Macon, Georgia, February 1, 1865. Confederate imprint, listed in Crandall #1593.
Special Orders, 103-B, C.S. Engineer Office, Savannah, Georgia, 1864 November 20
Directing Major John McCrady, Chief Engineer, to impress slaves for work on fortification, and charging Capt. Charles R. Armstrong with immediate execution of this order. Also directive from C.S. Engineer Department, Office Enrollment Slaves, Savannah, Georgia, November 21, 1864 which issues instructions to slave owners for compliance with impressment orders; issued by Charles R. Armstrong, Capt. and Assistant Quarter Master, in charge. Broadside. Confederate imprint.
Railroad ticket, C.S. Engineer's Department, Office Enrolment of Slaves, Savannah, Georgia, 1864
No. 1904.
"List of Enrolling Officers of Slaves for calls of June and September 1864" ( 1.0 p. )
listed by county in south Georgia.
Authorization from Charles R. Armstrong, Captain and Chief Agent Slave Impressment, State of Georgia, Conscript Service, Office Enrollment Slaves, Macon, Georgia to Charles J. Beatty, 1865 March 28
In which Beatty is appointed an "Especial Agent" for counties of Appling, Bryan, Burke, Bullock, Chatham, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Effingham, Elbert, Echols, Glynn, Liberty, McIntosh, Newton, Pierce, Screven, Tatnall, Wayne, Wilkes and other counties to deal with problems of escaped and/or captured slaves and to make slaves who have returned to their owners come back to work on the projects of the C.S. Army. Broadside form, filled in. Confederate imprint.
Ticket for a "Grand Charitable Presentation Concert, in aid of the Southern Orphan's Association", Baltimore, Maryland, 1867 June 17
Roll of Slaves Impressed to work on the defenses around Savannah, Georgia, undated ( 25.0 p. )
Roll A. List of slaves and their masters for South Carolina and south Georgia. List from Georgia is divided by counties. Words on top of one page indicate that some of these slaves worked at Fort McAllister. Undated, 25 pages.