Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 47th Infantry Regiment records
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Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 47th Infantry Regiment records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 47th.
Title: Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 47th Infantry Regiment records
Dates: 1862-1864
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0296

Biographical/Historical Note

The 47th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry was made up from the 11th Battalion of infantry which had served on the Georgia coast in 1862. It joined the Army of Tennessee and participated in the Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and Atlanta campaigns. It then went to Savannah in General Hardee's command. In the spring of 1865 it was consolidated with the 46th Georgia Regiment and was with General Joseph E. Johnston when he surrendered in North Carolina.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the military records of the Georgia 47th Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1862-1864. It includes correspondence, muster rolls, orders, a map, and returns.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America--History.
Confederate States of America. Army--Leaves and furloughs.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 47th.
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Military maps.
Military records.
Muster rolls.
Randolph, George Wythe, 1818-1867.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Mrs. Sterling Graydon of South Carolina and from Schindler's Antique Shop, South Carolina.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 47th Infantry Regiment records, MS 296, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1950.


Restrictions

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.


Container List

 

Fldr

1July 1862-May 1863 View online.

Item 1: George W. Randolph, Secretary of War to Lt. Benjamin S. Williams. War Department, Richmond, 1862 July 11, 1.0 p.
Printed form filled in appointing Williams 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 47th Georgia Regiment.

Item 2: Muster roll, Co.B, 47th Ga. Regt., 1862 August 31-October 31, 2.0 p.

Item 3: C.M. Cunningham to Lt. B.S. Williams. Savannah, Oglethorpe Barracks, 1862 September 30, 1.0 p.
Granting certain officers leave to prepare for examination.

Item 4: Special Orders, No. 240. Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, 1862 October 14, 1.0 p.
Printed form filled in. Accepting resignation of Capt. John M. Ashton, Co.D.

Item 5: Col. G.W.M. Williams granting pass for his family. Head Quarters, Camp Williams, 1862 October 21, 1.0 p.

Item 6: Extract from Special Orders No. 636. Head Quarters, Dist. Ga., Savannah, 1862 November 14, 1.0 p.
Col. C.C. Wilson to detach a company for outpost duty.

Item 7: Special Orders, No. 257. Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Charleston, 1862 December 19, 1.0 p.
Detailing certain officers as enrolling officers for 30 days.

Item 8: William H. Hiddell to James A. Seddon, Secretary of War. Richmond, Virginia, 1862 December 26, 2.0 p.
Regarding General Hugh Mercer and his violation of statutes governing election of Captain of Co.D.

Item 9: William H. Hiddell to W.A. Carswell. Richmond, Virginia, 1863 January 5
Regarding controversy over electing officers in Co.D.

Item 10: Extract Special Orders, No.6. Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, 1863 January 8, 1.0 p.
Printed form filled in. Accepting resignation of Capt. M.J. Doyle of Co.A.

Item 11: Muster roll of Co.D, 47th Ga. Regt., 1863 February 28-April 30, 2.0 p.

Item 12: Requisition for stationery for Col. Williams, 1863 February 1-28, 1.0 p.
Printed form filled in.

Item 13: Pass No. 14973. Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah, Georgia, 1863 March 30, 1.0 p.
Printed form filled in. Pass for one day for Col. G.W.M. Williams.

Item 14: Muster roll. Co.K, 47th Ga. Regt., 1863 March 1-April 30, 2.0 p.

Item 15: Muster roll. Co.C, 47th Ga. Regt., 1863 March 1-April 30, 2.0 p.

Item 16: Return of the 47th Regt. Ga. Vols., 1863 March, 2.0 p.
At Camp Allen, South Carolina.

Item 17: General Orders, No. 54. Headquarters, Dept. of S.C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, South Carolina, 1863 March 6

Item 18: Return of the 47th Regt. Ga. Vols., 1863 April, 2.0 p.
At Camp Allen, South Carolina.

Item 19: Ordnance and Ordnance stores transferred to Col. Williams, 47th Regt. Ga. Vols. New River Battery, 1863 May 9

Item 20: Invoice of clothing turned over by Major Herman Hirsch to Col. G.W.M. Williams, 47th Regt. Savannah, 1863 May 18

Item 21: Orders Charleston and Savannah Rail Road Depot, 1863 May 19, 1.0 p.
Ordering all members of the 47th Regt. found absent.
 

Fldr

2June 1863-October 1864 View online.

Item 22: Map of the environs of Vicksburg, exhibiting the scale of operations of Generals Johnston and Grant's Armies, 1863 June 1, 1.0 p.
Map. Unsigned. Scale: 1 inch to 20 miles.

Item 23: Pay voucher. Office Pay Quartermaster, Macon, Georgia, 1864 July 21, 1.0 p.
Printed form filled in. Pay for Adjutant B.S. Williams, March 1 - April 30, 1864.

Item 24: Regimental order book. 47th Regt. Ga. Vols., 1864 July 23-November 1, 308.0 p.
Operations in South Carolina. Some pages missing; others are blank.

Item 25: John Joseph Purtell to Col. T.B. Roy. Secessionville, James Island near Charleston, South Carolina, 1864 October 7, 2.0 p.
Applying for justice and redress on charges preferred by Major J.S. Cone.

Item 26: Charges and Specifications vs. P.W. Doyle, Jr. 2d. Lieut. Co.A. 47th Regt. Ga. Vols., undated, 1.0 p.

Item 27: "Patriotic Poetical Speech, Delivered at Guyton, Geo.", undated, 1.0 p.