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Robert H. Murray Memoir Collection, 1861-1865 (SMC 104) - Columbus State University

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Robert H. Murray Memoir Collection, 1861-1865 (SMC 104)

Biographical Note

Robert H. Murray (Murry) was born in Georgia in 1839. He became a private on June 11,1861. He was appointed 5th sergeant and surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9, 1865. The 9th Georgia volunteer Infantry was formed in June of 1861 and contained men from around the state of Georgia, especially from the counties of Wilkes, Chattooga, Clay, Talbot, Baldwin, Walker, Brooks, Bullock and Sumter. The regiment fought at Gettysburg, Siege of Knoxville, and participated in the Wilderness Campaign while serving under General James Longstreet. Aside from a brief stint in the Army of Tennessee, the 9th spent most of its time during the war in George "Tige" Anderson's Brigade, Longstreet's corps.

Companies of the 9th Georgia Volunteer Infantry include these;

Wilkes County: The Irwin GuardsChattooga County: The Chattooga VolunteersWalton County: The Hillyer RiflesClay county: The For Gaines GuardsTalbot county: The Talbot guardsBaldwin County: The Baldwin County VolunteersWalker County: The Lafayette VolunteersBrooks County: The Brooks County RiflesBulloch County : The Toombs GuardsSumter County: The Americus Volunteer Rifles

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of one folder of a copy of the 10 page typed transcript of the "Reminiscences of Robert H. Murray, a Gallant Soldier of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865".

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Robert H. Murray Memoir Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Robert H. Murray Memoir Collection (SMC 104)

Columbus State University ArchivesColumbus, Georgia


This small collection came to the CSU Archives when the public library closed its archival collection and donated the materials to our CSU Archives in the fall of 2013.

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