|Creator:||Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871|
|Title:||Josiah Tattnall letter to Henry C. Wayne|
|Dates:||1861 February 10|
|Quantity:||1.0 folder (1 letter)|
Commodore Josiah Tattnall (1794-1871) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812, the Second Barbary War, and the Mexican-American War. He later served in the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War. He commanded the naval station at Sackett's Harbor on Lake Ontario at the time of this letter.
A letter from Josiah Tattnall to General Henry C. Wayne that conveys Tattnall's intent to travel to Washington, D.C. to resign his post as Commodore of the U.S. Navy, in response to Georgia's vote to secede from the union, and to immediately return to Georgia to join the state navy. After many battles as a flag office of the Confederate Navy, Tattnall was later captured by Sherman in Savannah in late 1864.
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.
Josiah Tattnall letter to Henry C. Wayne, ms 3602. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.