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Document relating to the court martial of Private George Harris, 1865 June 8

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Title: Document relating to the court martial of Private George Harris, 1865 June 8
Date: 1865 June 8
Description: The collection consists of a document dated June 8, 1865 relating to the court martial of Private George Harris for sleeping while on sentinel duty. The document states that the court found Private Harris guilty and sentenced him to hard labor and to wear a 24-pound ball for six months on any government fortification.

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Private George Harris was a member of Company E of the 33rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment, stationed in Savannah, Georgia.

Subjects: Harris, George, fl. 1865 | United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 33rd (1864-1866) | African American soldiers--United States | Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--United States | Military offenses--Georgia | Georgia
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Document relating to the court martial of Private George Harris, MS 1528. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Document relating to the court martial of Private George Harris, MS 1528. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg1528-001-001

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia