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Object Name Orders, Military
Catalog Number CML-HWM.1
Date February 2, 1863
Scope & Content Head Quarters, District of Georgia, Savannah, General Orders, No. 6, February 2, 1863

Physical Appearance: February 2, 1863 - Head Quarters, Dist[rict] of G[eorgi]a, Savannah, General Orders, No. 6} Sends thanks from General [Pierre Gustave Toutant] Beauregard, commanding the Department, to the defenders of Fort McAllister at Genesis Point "for their determined and successful resistance" to six "Abolition" gunboats on February 1, 1863. By command [of] Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Hugh W.] Mercer. Signed, "W. W. Gordon" Capt[ain] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral]. [To] Capt[ain] Geo[rge] W. Anderson, Comm[an]d[in]g Fort McAllister.
Creator Mercer, Hugh W.
Archival History General Orders, No. 6, Headquarters, District of Georgia, Savannah, dated February 2, 1863, was formerly located in the MC 3 G-403r files (Georgia Room Papers).
People Anderson, George W., Capt.
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (P. G. T.)
Gordon, W.W.
Mercer, Hugh Weedon
Search Terms Fort McAllister
Genesis Point