Edmund Cumming Corbett papers
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Edmund Cumming Corbett papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Corbett, Edmund Cumming, 1822-1898.
Title: Edmund Cumming Corbett papers
Dates: 1849-1864
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0176

Biographical/Historical Note

Edmund Cumming Corbett was a Major, and later a Colonel, of the 4th Battalion of the Georgia Militia.

Scope and Content Note

The papers in this collection concern the Early Light Horse (or Dragoons) which was Captain T.T. Swann's Company, Stewart's Cavalry Battalion Local Defense Troops, Georgia; the Effingham Minutemen which was Captain A.P. Longstreet's Company, Wright's Battalion, Local Defense Troops, Georgia; and the Empire State Guards which was Company I, 47th Regiment Georgia Infantry. It includes three Confederate imprints, two of which are unique. The papers are muster rolls and orders, one for the defense of Savannah, March 2, 1863.

Index Terms

Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Cavalry--Early Light Horse.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Batallion, 10th.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Brigade.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 47th.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Militia Regiment, 2nd.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Militia--Effingham Minutemen.
Corbett, Edmund Cumming, 1822-1898.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia. Adjutant and Inspector General's Office.
Georgia. Militia.
Imprints (publication statements)
Letters (correspondence)
Muster rolls.
Orders (military records)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Given to the Georgia Historical Society by Edmund C. Corbett's great-granddaughter.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Edmund Cumming Corbett papers, MS 176, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jenn G. Van Brunt, 1969.


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

Item 1: Signed list (60 names) of those who pledged themselves to form a volunteer cavalry corps in Blakely, Early County, 1849 April 6 ( 2.0 p. )
Item 2: Proceedings of Battalion Court Martial, Springfield, Georgia, 1861 September 21 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding defaulters in 4th Battalion 2nd Regiment Georgia Militia.
Item 3: Georgia. Adjutant and Inspector General. General orders, No. 2, 1862 February 13
Confederate imprint; broadside.
Item 4: Georgia. Adjutant and Inspector General. Circular, 1862 February 17
Confederate imprint; broadside.
Item 5: List of those who volunteered at Springfield, Effingham County, as "Empire State Guards", 1862 March 4 ( 1.0 p. )
Item 6: "Exempt Members from Militia Duty in 4th Battalion 2nd Regt. G.M.", 1862 March 4 ( 1.0 p. )
Item 7: E.C. Corbett to Colonel W.T. Thompson. Whitesville, No. 3 - CRR, 1862 March 15? ( 2.0 p. )
Site for Camp Davis has been selected. Note on bottom to Governor Joseph E. Brown signed by several citizens recommending site selected for Camp Davis.
Item 8: W.T. Thompson to Major E.C. Corbett. Special order, Camp Davis, 1862 March 16 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding arranging grounds for the Camp of Instruction.
Item 9: A.F. Habersham. General Order No. 6. Hdqrs. 1st Brigade, 1st Div. G.M. Monteith, Georgia, 1863 March 2 ( 2.0 p. )
Orders for the defense of Savannah; by order of Brig. Gen. George P. Harrison.
Item 10: A.N. Rahn to Colonel E.C. Corbett. Guyton, Georgia, 1863 March 3 ( 2.0 p. )
List of men enrolled in Rahn's district under Special Order No. 1.
Item 11: Georgia Governor. Joseph E. Brown "To the People of Georgia", 1863 June 22
Regarding local defense. Also on page is General Orders, No. 15, issued by Adjutant and inspector General, same date, re local defense. Confederate imprint; broadside.
Item 12: George P. Harrison. Special Order No. 3. Headquarters 1st Military District G.M., Monteith, 1864 February 16 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding changing district numbers; Colonel Corbett charged with promulgating the order. By Command of Joseph E. Brown, Governor.
Item 13: Muster roll of Early Light Horse, E.C. Corbett, Captain, undated ( 2.0 p. )
Item 14: Muster roll for the Effingham Minute Men, A.P. Longstreet, Captain, undated ( 1.0 p. )
Item 15: List of men of 2nd Regiment G.M. with medical report, undated ( 1.0 p. )
Signed by surgeons in charge.