Raymond B. Harris military records
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Raymond B. Harris military records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Harris, Raymond B., 1838-1910.
Title: Raymond B. Harris military records
Dates: 1861-1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0368

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Raymond B. Harris was born in Bryan County, Georgia, the son of Dr. Raymond Harris. He graduated from Savannah Medical College in 1859. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted as an Assistant Surgeon and was assigned to the First Georgia Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, where he served only a few months. He was later assigned to Co. B, 18th Battalion Georgia Volunteers, and then to the 57th Regiment Georgia Volunteers, where he served until the end of the War. After the war he practiced medicine for a few years in Liberty County, and in Darien, Georgia. He came to Savannah in 1884 and practiced medicine here until his death.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers relating to Raymond Harris' Civil War assignments in the 18th Battalion Georgia Volunteers and the 57th Regiment Georgia Volunteers. The papers include a railroad pass, 1864, from Raleigh, N.C., to Smithfield, Va., as well as Harris' certificate of membership in the Confederate Veterans Association of Savannah.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army--Surgeons.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 57th.
Confederate Veterans Association of Savannah.
Harris, Raymond B., 1838-1910.
Orders (military records)
Passes (tickets)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Raymond Harris' granddaughter.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Raymond B. Harris military records, MS 368, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Louise Harris Lane, 1968.


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: Assignment of Dr. R.B. Harris as Assistant Surgeon at Georgia Hospital, Richmond. Richmond, Va., 1861 September 24 ( 1.0 p. )
Signed by Judah P. Benjamin, Acting Secretary of War, C.S.A.
Item 2: Special Orders, No. 273. Richmond, Va., 1861 December 23 ( 1.0 p. )
Acceptance of R.B. Harris' resignation from Georgia Hospital.
Items 3-4: Extract from Special Orders, No. 87. Richmond, 1864 April 14
Private R.B. Harris of Co. B, 18th Battalion Georgia Volunteers, appointed a commissioned officer and discharged from former service. 2 copies, with different signatories.
Item 5: R.L. Brodie to R.B. Harris. Charleston, South Carolina, 1864 April 30 ( 1.0 p. )
Enclosing copy of Orders to report to 57th Georgia Regiment Volunteers. Enclosure.
Item 6: F.M. Robertson to R.B. Harris. Office of the Army Medical Board, Charleston, South Carolina, 1864 March 17 ( 1.0 p. )
Notifying Harris that his examination before the Board is favorable.
Item 7: James A. Seddon, Secretary of War, to Dr. R.B. Harris. Richmond, Va., 1864 June 1 ( 1.0 p. )
Printed form filled in. Notifying Harris of his appointment as Assistant Surgeon, P.A.C.S.
Item 8: A.L. Bryaucher (?) to R.B. Harris. Med. Div. Hardee's Corps, 1864 August 24 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding Harris' commission and assignment.
Item 9: Pay voucher, Dr. R.B. Harris, 1864 May 1-October 1 ( 1.0 p. )
2 copies.
Item 10: Extract, Special Orders, No. 502. Richmond, Va., 1864 December 21 ( 1.0 p. )
Assigning Capt. Robert Grant to Mercer's Brigade.
Item 11: Rawlings Young to Major J.D. Porter. Med. Hd. Qrs. Cleburne's Div., 1865 March 30 ( 1.0 p. )
Requests permission to send Harris to Raleigh, N.C., for medical supplies.
Item 12: Railroad pass from Raleigh, N.C. to Smithfield, Va., 1865 April 3 ( 1.0 p. )
Item 13: Hugh Stockdell to R.B. Harris, Medical Purveyors Office, Raleigh, N.C., 1865 April 3 ( 1.0 p. )
Printed form, filled in. Enclosing duplicate copies of medical supplies turned over to Harris. Enclosure. 2 copies of the letter and the enclosure.
Item 14: Another list of medical supplies issued to Dr. Harris by the Medical Purveyor's Office, Raleigh, N.C., 1854 April 3 ( 1.0 p. )
Item 15: Blank form of receipt for medicines, and medical supplies from Medical Purveyor's Office
Item 16: Certificate of membership in the Confederate Veterans Association of Savannah, Georgia ( 1.0 p. )