George M. Hanvey papers

George M. Hanvey papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hanvey, George M.
Title: George M. Hanvey papers
Dates: 1858-1865, 1880-1889
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (i folder housed with minor collections MS 477 -MS 495)
Coll. Number: ms494(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

George M. Hanvey was Confederate Captain of Company A of the 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment, then Captain (later Major) of the 12th Georgia Light Artillery Battalion, and a resident of Coweta County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of George M. Hanvey from 1858-1865, 1880-1889. The papers from 1858-1865 relate to Hanvey's service as captain of the Newnan Guards, later known as Company A of the 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment including two letters regarding its organization (1858, 1859); a letter to Governor G.W. Gist of South Carolina offering their services should South Carolina secede (Nov. 1860); a penciled note from Governor Joseph E. Brown to Captain Hanvey instructing him to rendezvous at Macon, Georgia on March 20, 1861; a letter to General Braxton Bragg (May, 1861) desiring to attach his company to the Artillery at Warrington, Florida; a muster roll of the Newnan Guards who left for Pensacola, Florida in 1861; a circular from Harvey to W.L. Beadle regarding the bombardment of Ft. Sumter; and Harvey's oath of allegiance.

The later papers, 1880-1889, contain letters with reminiscences of company members to be read at the reunion of the Newnan Guards.

Index Terms

Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1862).
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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.

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George M. Hanvey papers, MS 494. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers (34 items) View online.