American Legion, Chatham Post #36 records
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American Legion, Chatham Post #36 records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: American Legion, Chatham Post #36, (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: American Legion, Chatham Post #36 records
Dates: 1917-1929
Extent: 0.42 cubic feet (11 volumes)
Identification: MS 1321

Biographical/Historical Note

Chatham Post #36 of the American Legion received its charter on October 6, 1919, with Samuel A. Cann as the first commander.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains eleven volumes which chronicle Chatham County's participation in World War 1. The bulk of this material was compiled by Post historian, Augusta Wood DuBose (1883-1962). In addition to containing rosters of white and black troops, these volumes contain transcriptions of soldier's letters home as well as accounts of local women's involvement in war relief work.

Index Terms

African American soldiers--Georgia.
American Legion, Chatham Post #36, (Savannah, Ga.)
American Legion. Auxiliary. Department of Georgia.
Bonaventure Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)
Cathedral Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)
Hillcrest Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)
Laurel Grove Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)
Maps (documents)
Veterans--Georgia--Chatham County.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

This collection remained with the donor until delivered to the Georgia Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], American Legion, Chatham Post #36 records, MS 1321, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles DuBose, on behalf of American Legion, Chatham Post #36, 1988.


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



1-2Maps of Auxiliary of Chatham Post #36, Savannah, Georgia
Indexed maps showing locations of WWI veterans graves for the following cemeteries: Bonaventure, Cathedral, Hill Crest, Laurel Grove. Included also is some biographical material.


3Roster of Men "White and Colored" who served from Chatham County
This list was compiled from state and national records. It provides names, company or regiment, branch, and the date of when the individual was drafted or volunteered.


4-7World War Records for Chatham Unit, American Legion Auxiliary, Savannah Georgia
These volumes contain service and genealogical information. Volumes 6 and 7 are indexed.


8World War Records, Chatham County Letters From the Front
This collection contains an indexed compilation of transcribed letters of soldiers writing home from overseas


9American Legion Auxiliary Records of War Relief Work in the World War, Indexed, 1917-1920


10World War Records, Chatham County "Distinguished Heroes"
Indexed volume containing biographical sketches (some photos) of individuals who received citations or decorations for their service during the war. Contains photographs of the following:
Chapman, Charles Albert Clarke, Fred Wylly, Jr. Hunter, Frank O'Driscoll Wood, Raiford Wood, Jared Irwin Wiman, Amil


11World War Record, Chatham County, "Our Honored Dead"
Indexed compilation of Chatham County, Georgia service men who died as a result of the war. It contains service and genealogical material on those individuals as well.