Horace Morse letter to William Morris Charters
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Horace Morse letter to William Morris Charters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Morse, Horace.
Title: Horace Morse letter to William Morris Charters
Dates: undated
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0959

Biographical/Historical Note

Nothing further is known about Horace Morse. William Morris Charters (1806-1883) was a prominent Savannah physician. He was twice president of the Georgia Medical Society, in 1856 and 1874, and he was president of the Medical Association of Georgia, 1867-1868. He was also the first vice-president of the Georgia Historical Society from 1866-1874, and was chairman of its scientific committee.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a single undated letter to Dr. Charters from Horace Morse; it discusses a sample of oak log that Morse cut from the site of the Battle of Chickamauga. The log contained musket balls and other types of shrapnel from Union guns. The letter is signed with initials, and the name Horace Morse is in brackets.

Index Terms

Charters, William Morris, 1806-1883.
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863.
Letters (correspondence)
Morse, Horace.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Horace Morse letter to William Morris Charters, MS 959, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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.

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1Horace Morse letter to William Morris Charters