|Title:||Georgia Hussars, Savannah scrapbook|
|Quantity:||0.06 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1501 to MS 1506)|
The Georgia Hussars were "Organized 13 February 1736. This troop of Mounted Rangers was raised by General Oglethorpe to patrol and protect the Colony of Georgia from the Spaniards and Indians. It fought at Bloody Marsh in 1742 and at the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Its record during The War 1861-1865 is unsurpassed as was its service in Mexico, World War I, World War II and Korea. It remained Horse Cavalry until October 1940. From Colonial times to Vietnam, Hussars have represented Savannah in all our Wars."-- "The Georgia Hussars State Historical Marker." GeorgiaInfo. http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/gahistmarkers/gahussarshistmarker.htm
The collection consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings concerning the Georgia Hussars of Savannah from 1894 to 1896. The scrapbook is made from what was originally a catalog (architects' edition) of the Hopkins and Dickinson Manufacturing Company.
Georgia Hussars, Savannah scrapbook, MS 1505. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: DeRenne Collection (contains a historical sketch of the Georgia Hussars in Roll of Officers of the Georgia Hussars by A. McC. Duncan).