Sweat family papers
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Sweat family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Sweat, Arabella, b. 1847.
Creator: Sweat, Farley Rippon, 1841-1879.
Title: Sweat family papers
Dates: 1868-1884
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (3 folders)
Identification: MS 2391

Biographical/Historical Note

Lieutenant Farley Rippon Sweat Jr. (1841-1879) was an accountant and cotton factor from Savannah, Georgia. He served in Co. C, 18th Battalion, also known as the Savannah Volunteer Guards, of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry of the Confederate army during the United States Civil War. After the war, Sweat was a member of the Metropolitan Steam Fire Engine Company, a Freemason at Solomon's Lodge No. 1, and a member of the Union Society. His wife, Arabella "Belle" Hardee Sweat (b. 1847), was originally from Hardeeville, South Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials related to Company C, 18th Battalion of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry, also known as the Savannah Volunteer Guards, from 1872-1874 including receipts, special orders, correspondence, and rosters. Also included are correspondence and papers of Lieutenant F.R. Sweat and his wife Belle Hardee Sweat from 1868-1884.

Index Terms

Georgia--Military, History.
Georgia. Militia. Savannah Volunteer Guards.
Letters (correspondence)
Receipts (financial records)
Savannah (Ga.)--History.
Savannah Volunteer Guards, Inc. -- General subdivision--History;
Sweat, Arabella, b. 1847.
Sweat, Farley Rippon, 1841-1879.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.