William Harden deposition
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William Harden deposition

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Harden, William, 1844-1936.
Title: William Harden deposition
Dates: 1926
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0363

Biographical/Historical Note

William Harden was the son of Judge Edward Jenkins Harden (1813-1873); he was the disburser for Chatham County and a historian. He served throughout the Civil War, the latter part in the Signal Corps. He was the assistant librarian of the Georgia Historical Society, 1866-1869, and its librarian, 1869-1935. He was also a charter member of the American Library Association, 1876. He was the editor of the Georgia Historical Quarterly, 1917-1920 (v.1-4), and contributed many articles to the publication, as well as to other historical magazines. He wrote A History of Savannah and South Georgia (Chicago, 1913), and Recollections of a Long and Satisfactory Life (Savannah, 1934).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of William Harden's 1926 deposition, in which he swears that he was in the Signal Corps of the Confederate States of America and was in and around Savannah during the Civil War. He states that no Confederate supplies were stored on Vallambrosia Plantation, nor on any others plantations in or around Savannah. The deposition is signed by A.R. Fawcett, Notary Public.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army--Supplies and stores.
Confederate States of America. Signal Corps.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Harden, William, 1844-1936.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was probably acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], William Harden deposition, MS 363, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Probably gift of William Harden.


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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