Charles Green papers

Charles Green papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Green, Charles, 1807-1881
Title: Charles Green papers
Dates: 1850-1880, 1903
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (53 items in 1 oversized portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Charles Green from 1850-1881, 1903. Included within the collection is correspondence from Green during his imprisonment at Fort Warren (Boston, Mass.); a hand painted memorium document in honor of Green's death (1881); Green's will; a furniture inventory of Green's Savannah home; news clippings pertaining to Green's imprisonment and death; a manuscript describing General William T. Sherman's occupation of Green's Savannah home; and a War Dept. document explaining Green's 1861 arrest (1901).
Coll. Number: ms2631

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Green (1807-1881) born in Liverpool, England, immigrated to Savannah, Georgia during the 1820's and participated in the cotton shipping and commission business. Returning from a visit to Europe in 1861, Green was arrested as a Confederate agent and imprisoned at Fort Warren in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon his release from prison, Green returned to Savannah.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Fort Warren (Mass.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Sherman, William T., (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Green papers. MS 2631. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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