Republican Blues minute book
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Republican Blues minute book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Militia. Republican Blues.
Title: Republican Blues minute book
Dates: 1872-1884
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 0655

Biographical/Historical Note

The Republican Blues, a military company, was founded in Savannah, Georgia, in 1808. It has participated in all wars since the War of 1812, with the exception of the War with Mexico. In the Civil War it formed Companies A and B of the 1st Georgia Regiment. For many years it was Battery B of the 230th F.A. Battalion, Georgia National Guard.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a minute book of the Republican Blues of Savannah, Georgia, 1872-1884. It includes resolutions, membership applications, resignations, and event minutes. Many meeting minutes include a list of members in attendance. February 22, 1878's entry describes target practice, a parade, and a supper the company shared with the Chatham Artillery. The entry for March 8, 1883, describes the Republican Blues' attendance at the funeral of Governor Alex H. Stephens in Atlanta.

Index Terms

Georgia. Militia. Republican Blues.
Minute books.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Republican Blues minute book, MS 655, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Chatham County Superior Court Clerk and Commission, 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

Item 1: Minute book, 1872 April 8-1884 May 7