Georgia Historical Society collection of broadsides
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Georgia Historical Society collection of broadsides

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia Historical Society.
Title: Georgia Historical Society collection of broadsides
Dates: 1746-1976
Extent: 1.05 cubic feet (72 oversize folders, 1 folder)
Identification: MS 1361-BS

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Historical Society was founded by Richard D. Arnold, William Bacon Stevens, and Israel K. Tefft, all Savannah residents. It was chartered in 1839 by the Georgia General Assembly. The headquarters of the Georgia Historical Society is located in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This is an artificial collection created by the Georgia Historical Society by compiling 68 broadsides, some possibly removed from other manuscript collections, into a single collection. It is unknown when this collection was created, but most of the materials were processed during the 1980s.

This collection includes a folder of negatives that are restricted from patron use.

Index Terms

Broadsides (notices)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Georgia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Negatives (photographic)
Savannah (Ga.)--History.

Administrative Information

Custodial history


Preferred citation

[Identification of item], Georgia Historical Society collection of broadsides, MS 1361-BS, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition information

Various and unknown.


Access restrictions

Collection is open for research. Negatives are restricted from patron use.

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


Series 1:: Eighteenth Century Broadsides, 1746-1795

This series includes 12 broadsides pertaining to confiscated estates, Indian lands, and politics dating from 1746-1795.

Series 2:: Nineteenth Century Broadsides, (excludes Civil War Era), 1807-1898

This series includes 33 broadsides on politics, military, memorials, funeral notices, religion, associations, and temperance dating from 1807-1898 (excluding 1861-1865). See series 3 for all broadsides with Civil War content.

Series 3:: Nineteenth Century Broadsides with Civil War Era Content, 1861-1876

This series includes 15 broadsides with United States Civil War content dating from 1861-1865 and 1876.
1861-1876 View online.
Daily Morning News Extra. The killed and wounded of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry, 1861
Election, Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 1861. For President Jefferson Davis of Mississippi. Vice-President Alex. H. Stephens of Georgia. Electoral ticket. For the state at large. Hon. David Irvin, of Cobb. Hon. Thomas E. Lloyd, of Chatham. For the districts. For Congress. Julian Hartridge, 1861
Greek fire; or, The siege of Charleston, by Eustanzia, 1863
State of Georgia. Assistant Quartermaster's Office, Atlanta, 2nd Nov. 1863. Gentlemen: I am directed by his Excellency the Governor, to say to you that, in the distribution of the funds and Yarns provided by the Legislature for the destitute families of Soldiers, the families of State Troops, if destitute, are entitled to an equal participation with others. J.A.R. Hanks, Assistant Quartermaster, State of Georgia, 1863
John Jerome Rooney in Seventh (N.Y.) Regiment Gazette…Private John M. Nicholls, Co. H., First South Carolina, 1864
Headquarters Georgia Reserve, And Military District of Georgia, Macon, Ga., December 7th, 1864. General Orders, No. 30. I. The following military organizations, raised under the authority of Governor Brown, and afterwards received into the Confederate service by Gen. J. B. Hood, to wit:... By command of Major-General Howell Cobb. R.J. Hallett, A.A. Gen'l. -- Executive Department, Macon, Ga., Dec. 7th, 1864. The above orders of Major-General Cobb have been submitted to my inspection,… by Joseph E. Brown, 1864
Message from the President. To the House of Representatives, Jan. 4, 1865…Jefferson Davis. Communication from the Sec. of the Navy. Regarding the above S.R. Mallory. Ordered printed by the House of Rep., 1865 January 10
Song. Dedicated to the 26th La. Regiment by James Hellier, circa 1861-1865
Song of all songs. An original conglomeration of titles. Air--"The captain with his whiskers", circa 1861-1865
Southern land of Canan. "Air-Happy land of Canan" by John Hopkins, circa 1861-1865
To our southern brothers, circa 1861-1865
Wearing of the grey by O.K.P., circa 1861-1865
When this cruel war is over by Charles C. Sawyer, circa 1861-1865
Andersonville. The relations of the "Confederate government" to federal prisoners. Letter of Prof. Joseph Jones, M.D., of New Orleans, to Hon. B.H. Hill. Letter of Gen. R.E. Lee on federal and Confederate prison, 1876
Ordinance of Secession, passed Jan'ry 19, 1861. With the names of the signers… Constitutional Steam Press, Augusta, Georgia, 1861 View online.

Series 4:: 20th Century Broadsides, 1920 and 1976

This series includes 2 broadsides on religion (1920) and a Civil War era reprint (1976).

Series 5:: Undated broadsides

This series includes 5 broadsides on politics, shipping, and goods for sale which are undated.