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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Georgia, Civil War Correspondence, 1861–1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:

Defense — Adjutant General — Letterbooks 1860–1909. 22/1/1. Georgia State Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

Defense — Adjutant General — Incoming Correspondence, 1861–1914. 22/1/17. Georgia State Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

About Georgia, Civil War Correspondence, 1861–1865

This database contains incoming and outgoing correspondence from the Adjutant General of Georgia’s office.

Historical Background

The adjutant general of Georgia was the second in command of the state militia, after the governor. This collection of correspondence form the office of Georgia’s adjutant general is often consulted for Civil War research. It contains both incoming and outgoing correspondence, much of which has to do with military business, from messages about supplies and troops to requests for commissions in the Confederate Army and other appointments or deferrals from service.

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