|Creator:||Hanvey, George M.|
|Title:||George M. Hanvey papers|
|Quantity:||0.02 Linear feet (i folder housed with minor collections MS 477 -MS 495)|
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.
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.
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.
George M. Hanvey papers, MS 494. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.