Robert Saussy letter
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Robert Saussy letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Saussy, Robert, 1839-1918.
Title: Robert Saussy letter
Dates: 1863
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0956

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Saussy (Dec. 24, 1839-July 18, 1918) was born in Savannah, Georgia. He was a member of Company A of the Georgia Hussars in the Confederate Army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. After the Civil War, he was active in the Central Railroad of Georgia and also the Ocean Steamship Company with offices in New York. His farm was located at "Bonabella." He married Gertrude L. Keller on September 12, 1872.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Robert Saussy to J.R. Saussy, written on May 29, 1863 from Camp Martin. The letter concerns army camp life during the Civil War.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Saussy, Robert, 1839-1918.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Robert Saussy letter, MS 956, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Sam Varnedoe, 1971.


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: From Robert Saussy to "Rad" (J.R. Saussy), 1863 May 29
Sent from Camp Martin. Signed "Bob. Letter home concerning army camp life during the Civil War.