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Roll of officers and members of the Georgia Hussars, and of the cavalry companies, of which the hussars are a continuation, with historical sketch relating facts showing the origin and necessity of rangers or mounted men in the colony of Georgia from date of its founding 1 edition

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Written by Alexander McC. Duncan (served as 1st Lieut. from 1861-1865). Published in 1906.

"... I trust this sketch may prove of some interest to the troop. There is no attempt to recite gallant individual exploit or relate splendid achievement of the command (saving what appears in appendices "C" and "D"). Let it suffice, to record that the Hussars were of the comand of Stuart, Hampton and Wheeler, and therefore share in the distinction which those eminent soldiers attained. The brief itineraries succeeding the rolls of Co. A and Co. B give a condensed statement of some of the service rendered...." A. McC. Duncan

The history of the Georgia Militia (Georgia Hussars) from 1736 ~ 1906; from colonial "mounted rangers," "Light Dragoons" (1785-1812), "Georgia Hussars" (1816-1867), "Savannah Sabre Club" (1871-1873), and a return again to "Georgia Hussars" (1873-1906).
[NB: the Georgia Hussars became part of the Georgia Army National Guard and existed in name until 1964; its lineage and history now belongs to 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment.]

This hard to find reference contains brief histories of former captains of the Hussars with photographs of officers and members between 1861~ 1898, as well as a concise historical sketch (pp. 430-454) with an article about the troop's various flags & standards (p.460). The unit (Company A) was attached to the Alabama unit, "Jefferson Davis Legion," (Little Jeff) becoming Company F of the "Little Jeff." Company B of the Ga Hussars was attached to the 5th Georgia Cavalry as Company A. First hand accounts of their first few engagements are appended in the back.

After the Civil War the Hussars became the "Savannah Sabre Club" ("...a mounted social club...." p. 641) and eventually became part of the Georgia National Guard. An excellent resource for the historian! A pdf version (poor quality photos!) of the book can be found here: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/georgiabooks/pdfs/gb5065.pdf

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Roll of officers and members of the Georgia Hussars, and of the cavalry companies, of which the hussars are a continuation, with historical sketch relating facts showing the origin and necessity of rangers or mounted men in the colony of Georgia from date of its founding

Published 1988 by Morning News in Savannah, Ga .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Call number of original: UA155.A6 1906.
Master microform held by: DLC.

Classifications

Library of Congress
Microfilm 88/5940 (U)

The Physical Object

Format
Microform
Pagination
560 p., [7] leaf of plates
Number of pages
560

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2176383M
LC Control Number
88953944

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