|Object Name||Orders, Military|
|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).|
Anderson, George W., Capt.
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (P. G. T.)
Mercer, Hugh Weedon