Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 49th Infantry Regiment letter
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Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 49th Infantry Regiment letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Neman, Mark N., 1827-1906.
Title: Confederate States of America Army, Georgia 49th Infantry Regiment letter
Dates: 1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0297

Biographical/Historical Note

The 49th Regiment of Georgia Volunteers served in the 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Mark N. Newman was Adjutant of the Regiment.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from the commissioned officers of the 49th Regiment to Col. W.H. Taylor, March 15, 1865, containing proposal to General Robert E. Lee that the regiment be permitted to include conscripted African American slaves as soldiers in its ranks. It is signed by the Regimental Officers and Captains. The collection also includes Mark Newman's letter of transmittal.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army--African American troops.
Confederate States of America. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 49th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Newman, Mark N., 1827-1906.
Slaves--Georgia.
Taylor, Walter Herron, 1838-1916.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], The 49th Regiment of Georgia Volunteers served in the 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Mark N. Newman was Adjutant of the Regiment.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mark Newman, 1878.


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.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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1Item 1: Commissioned officers of the 49th Georgia Regiment to Col. W.H. Taylor. Near Petersburg, 1865 March 15 ( 3.0 p. ). View images: 1 | 2.
Proposing to Gen. Lee that the Regiment be permitted to fill its ranks with African American slaves conscripted in Georgia, according to an Act of the Confederate States Congress. Signed by the Regimental Officers and Captains of the various companies. Newman's letter of transmittal is filed with the collection.