Pierre Colomb letter
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Pierre Colomb letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Colomb, Pierre, active 1779.
Title: Pierre Colomb letter
Dates: 1779
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0164

Biographical/Historical Note

Pierre Colomb was a French officer who served in the Georgia Line and was taken prisoner at the fall of Savannah to the British on December 28, 1778. After being released, he served as Aide-de-Camp to Generals Lafayette and DeKalb.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one letter sent from Ebenezer and dated March 27, 1779. It is from Augustine Prevost to Pierre Colomb on board the Whitney announcing his liberty as prisoner of war. Note in pencil after the signature, "In hand of son."

Index Terms

Colomb, Pierre, active 1779.
Letters (correspondence)
Provost, Augustin, active 1779.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prisoners and prisons.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Benjamin's in New York.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Pierre Colomb letter, MS 164, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1952.


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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