Beirne Gordon Georgia Hussars collection

Beirne Gordon Georgia Hussars collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Gordon, Beirne, b. 1856
Title: Beirne Gordon Georgia Hussars collection
Dates: 1890-1914
Quantity: 2.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms3747

Biographical/Historical Note

Beirne Gordon, born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1856, was, during the 1890s, Captain of the Georgia Hussars, Troop A, 5th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry headquartered in Savannah, Georgia. He wasa also president of the Chatham Bank of Savannah and member of the cotton firm W. W. Gordon and Co.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a scrapbook of clippings about the Georgia Hussars, Troop A, 5th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry and Captain Beirne Gordon, dated 1891 to 1894. The scrapbook includes photographs of Captain Beirne Gordon on horseback. The collection also includes three photographs apart from the scrapbook: a portrait of Captain Gordon from the 1890s, a portrait of a young Ambrose Gordon, circa 1900, and a photocopied image of the cavalry.

Index Terms

Gordon, Beirne, b. 1856

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Beirne Gordon Georgia Hussars collection, ms3747, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in other repositories: Gordon Family Papers, 2235, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Gordon Family papers, MS 318, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Scrapbook, 1891-1894 ( 1.0 item(s) )
2Photographs, 1890-1914 ( 3.0 photograph(s) )