Chatham Artillery photograph
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Chatham Artillery photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Chatham Artillery of Savannah.
Title: Chatham Artillery photograph
Dates: 1917
Extent: 0.3 cubic feet (1 framed item)
Identification: MS 2315

Biographical/Historical Note

The Chatham Artillery of Savannah, Georgia is the oldest military organization in the State of Georgia, formed on 1 May 1786. It has always been, and continues to be, an important unit of the state militia and participated in every war fought by United States forces with the exception of the War with Mexico, 1845-1848, at which time another Savannah military unit was chosen to deploy. The company was called upon for both festive and solemn occasions, such as escorting President George Washington in 1791, the Marquis de Lafayette in 1825, and the funeral of General Nathanael Greene in 1786. In earlier days, the Chatham Artillery was known for its colorful dress uniform which they wore at parades and celebrations. It still exists as a separate corporation and still celebrates its anniversary in May of each year.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a framed panoramic photograph of the officers and men of the Chatham Artillery of Savannah, Georgia also known as Battery A of the Georgia Field Artillery. This photograph was taken on 31 August 1917 by Francis E. Price.

Index Terms

Georgia. Chatham Artillery of Savannah.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

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