Savannah Cadets minute book and scrapbook
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Savannah Cadets minute book and scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 54th. Savannah Cadets.
Title: Savannah Cadets minute book and scrapbook
Dates: 1861-1911
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)
Identification: MS 0681

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Cadets company was organized on May 17, 1861 for home protection of Savannah, Georgia, and its surrounding area. Membership was limited to boys between the ages of 14 and 17. The company was accepted into the service of the State of Georgia in February 1862 and joined the 54th Regiment of Georgia Volunteer, Confederate States Army, in May 1862 for the remainder of the Civil War. They surrendered with the army of General Joseph E. Johnston on April 27, 1865 in North Carolina. During the Spanish-American War, the company, enlisted as Company E of the 1st Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, mustered into the U.S. Army on May 12, 1898, as Company K, 1st Infantry Regiment of U.S. Volunteers. The Cadets served in 1917 on the Mexican border, and when the National Guard of Georgia entered into World War I, the Savannah Cadets joined as Battery B, 118th Field Artillery, of the 31st Division. They served in France, commanded by Captains J.A. Bailey and Jas. Phillips. After the return of the 118th Field Artillery, the Savannah Cadets were not reorganized.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a minute book of the Savannah Cadets, 1861-1873, which gives a detailed account of their service. A list of original members is included in the back of the volume. Also included in the collection is a "Memoranda of the Savannah Cadets, 1898-1899." Compiled by C.P. Dusenberry and E.J. Langford in 1911, it contains a muster roll, photographs, a journal of the company, and clippings pertaining to the 50th Anniversary of the Company.


Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 54th. Savannah Cadets.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Minute books.
Muster rolls.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Juvenile.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[[item identification], Savannah Cadets minute book and scrapbook, MS 681, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Estate of Dr. William R. Dancy, 1971 (Item 1); Fred B. Rue through William P. Holt, 1952 (Item 2).


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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1-2Minute book of the Savannah Cadets, 1861 May 1 -1873 September. View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4.
List of original members laid in back of the volume. In a separate folder is a Xerox copy of the minute book, 1861-1878.
 

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3Memoranda of the savannah Cadets, 1898-1899
Compiled by C.P. Dusenberry and E.J. Langford. It contains a muster roll, photographs and journal of the company and clippings pertaining to the 50th Anniversary of the Company, 1911.