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Object Name Orders, Military
Catalog Number CML-HWM.2
Date March 9, 1863
Scope & Content Head Quarters, District of Georgia, Savannah, General Orders, No. 21, March 9, 1863

Physical Appearance: March 9, 1863 - Head Q[uarte]rs, Dist[rict] of Georgia, Savannah, General Orders, No. 21} Thanks the men at Fort McAllister for their successful defense from an attack by three turreted, iron-clad boats and three mortar boats. Describes the action that occurred on March 3 and last eight hours. Directs that the garrison at the Fort inscribe "Fort McAllister March 3d 1863" on their flags. By command of Brig[adier] Gen[era]l [Hugh W.] Mercer. (Signed) Geo. A. Mercer, Capt[ain] & A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral]. "Official" copy. Signed, "Geo. A. Mercer" AAG. [To] Geo[rge] W. Anderson, Major Com[man]d[in]g Fort McAllister.
Creator Mercer, Hugh W.
Archival History General Orders, No. 21, Headquarters, District of Georgia, Savannah, dated March 9, 1863, was formerly located in the MC 3 G-403m files (Georgia Room Papers).
People Anderson, George W., Capt.
Mercer, George A.
Mercer, Hugh Weedon
Search Terms Fort McAllister
Subjects Battles