Confederate States of America Army, Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry Battalion 20th, Company B roster and Oglethorpe University student register
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Confederate States of America Army, Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry Battalion 20th, Company B roster and Oglethorpe University student register

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Confederate States of America Army, Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry Battalion 20th, Company B roster and Oglethorpe University student register
Dates: circa 1900
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2067

Biographical/Historical Note

The Jeff Davis Legion, 20th Georgia Cavalry Battalion, Company B (originally part of Captain Winn's Company, 1st Georgia Volunteer Cavalry Battalion) was also known as the Liberty Mounted Rangers. The company spent twelve months during 1862-1863 on James Island, near Charleston South Carolina, until it was ordered to Virginia in early 1864. After its officers, Colonel John B. Millen and Major W.G. Thompson were killed at Hawes Shop on 28 May 1864 the surviving members of the battalion were split up and attached to depleted regiments already officered. Company B of the battalion became Company C of the Jeff Davis Legion, Young’s Brigade, Hampton’s Cavalry commanded by Colonel Fred Waring.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is located in Atlanta, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a handwritten list of forty-two members of the 1860-1861 junior class of Oglethorpe University with a brief biographical statement about each person stating their occupation or whether they were killed during the Civil War. The three other items in the collection are versions of a company history and roster of Company B, 20th Georgia Cavalry Battalion. There are two drafts with marginalia and one final copy. The final copy includes an attached backing paper belonging to “R. R. Marlin, Attorney”, State of Georgia, dated 190_.

Items in this collection were donated by the same anonymous donor. However, the relationship between the items (if any) is unclear.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Jeff Davis Legion. Georgia Cavalry Battalion, 20th. Company B.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Registers.
Lists (document genres)
Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, Ga.)-- Alumni and alumnae.
Rosters.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Registers.

Administrative Information

Custodial history

Materials donated by anonymous collector.

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], Confederate States of America Army, Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry Battalion 20th, Company B roster and Oglethorpe University student register, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition information

Gift of anonymous donor, date unknown.


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.


Digital Version(s)

View Online: Confederate States of America Army, Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry Battalion 20th, Company B roster and Oglethorpe University student register circa 1900


Container List

 
Item 1: Oglethorpe University junior class of 1860-1861 register, undated ( 2.0 )
 
Item 2: Confederate States of America Army, Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry Battalion 20th, Company B draft roster, circa 1900 ( 3.0 )
 
Item 3: Confederate States of America Army, Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry Battalion 20th, Company B draft roster, circa 1900 ( 3.0 )
 
Item 4: Confederate States of America Army, Jeff Davis Legion, Cavalry Battalion 20th, Company B roster, circa 1900 ( 2.0 )