Georgia Hussars collection
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Georgia Hussars collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Georgia Hussars.
Title: Georgia Hussars collection
Dates: 1907-1909
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (3 folders)
Identification: MS 0300

Biographical/Historical Note

General James Oglethorpe organized the Georgia Hussars in 1736 to protect the colony of Georgia. The Georgia Hussars fought in all wars through Vietnam, and today are part of the Georgia National Guard. Immediately after the War of 1812, the Chatham Light Dragoons and the Chatham Hussars merged into the Georgia Hussars. They remained a cavalry regiment from their founding until 1940.

Scope and Content Note

This collection primarily contains correspondence between Francis P. McIntire, Captain of the Georgia Hussars, and James Adger, Captain of the Charleston Light Dragoons, concerning competitive drills, 1907-1909. The collection also includes cavalry drill regulations, and a partial list of members.

Index Terms

Georgia. Georgia Hussars.
McIntire, Francis P., 1881-1951.
Military education.
Regulations (executive records)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia Hussars collection, MS 300, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Francis P. McIntire, 1951.


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




11-48Correspondence, 1907 March 21-1908 May 19



249-87Correspondence, 1909 February 16-April 30



388-115Correspondence, 1909 May 9-June 1
Cavalry drill regulations; partial list of members of Georgia Hussars.
A-0300-001 Silver plate engraved "Georgia Hussars" on the backside View online.