George Wagner family papers

George Wagner family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Wagner, George, 1841-1906
Title: George Wagner family papers
Dates: 1847-1899
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms1796

Biographical/Historical Note

George Wagner (1841-1906) was a Union Army Captain with Company I of the 110th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, later a Lt. with the Invalid Corps, and then an Adjutant at Camp Morgan, Indiana, a Confederate prison (1863-1865). While stationed in Georgia from 1866-1868, Wagner served as a Lt. in the Veteran's Reserve Corps with the Freedman's Bureau.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of United States currency, Confederate currency, the Appointment of George Wagner as Captain of Company I, 110th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, and an indenture of apprenticeship for George Wagner to learn the art of gold beating. The collection also includes an old stove catalog used as a scrapbook, created by Susan Kinner Courtright, and five photographs. Three photographs depict warships of the Spanish-American War period; one photograph portrays five engines wrecked in Sussex County, N.Y. during the Blizzard of 1888; and a final photograph is a group shot of H.A.A. Football players in 1895.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Fractional currency.
Indentured servants--United States.
Military commissions.
Money--Confederate States of America.
Paper money.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Gift of W.A. Campbell and Eleanor Ebert Campbell.

Preferred Citation note

George Wagner family papers, ms 1796, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Appointment as Captain of Company I, 110th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 1862
2United States currency, undated, circa 1874
3Confederate currency, 1861, 1864
4Confederate currency, Corporation of Winchester, 1861
5Indenture of apprenticeship to learn art of gold beating, 1847
6Photographs, 1888-1899
7Scrapbook, 1889