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Collection Number: 01839

Collection Title: Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 325 items)
Abstract Garnett Andrews (1837-1903) of Washington, Ga., Yazoo, Miss., and Chattanooga, Tenn. was a Confederate army officer, and served as Judge-Advocate at the Confederate court-martial trial of Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) and Jerome Bonaparte Robertson (1815-1890). Varied papers of Andrews consisting of letters to him from Rosalie Beirne of Monroe County, W. Va., before and after their marriage in 1867; estate papers of Rosalie's father, Andrew Beirne of Monroe County; papers pertaining to the courts martial of Confederate generals Lafayette McLaws and Jerome Bonapart Robertson for actions during the Knoxville campaign (Andrews was a Confederate judge advocate); genealogical charts, correspondence, and other items relating primarily to the Andrews family, but also including material on the Beirne, Garnett, and Key families; and letters from, scrapbook of, and collection of autograph letters from famous persons to Andrews's sister, Eliza Frances Andrews of Georgia, author and illustrator under the name "Elzey Hay." Persons represented in the autograph collection include Braxton Bragg, Henry Clay, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Asa Gray, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Raphael Semmes, Alexander H. Stephens, and Robert Toombs.
Creator Andrews, Garnett, 1837-1903.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Garnett Andrews Papers, #1839, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Mr. Garnett Andrews of Rossville, Ga. 1951-1958
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Garnett Andrews (1837-1903) of Washington, Ga., Yazoo, Miss., and Chattanooga, Tenn., was a Confederate army officer, and served as Judge-Advocate at the Confederate court-martial trial of Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) and Jerome Bonaparte Robertson (1815-1890).

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Varied papers of Andrews, of Washington, Ga., Yazoo, Miss., and Chattanooga, Tenn., consisting of letters to him from Rosalie Beirne of Monroe County, W. Va., before and after their marriage in 1867; estate papers of Rosalie's father, Andrew Beirne of Monroe County; papers pertaining to the courts martial of Confederate generals Lafayette McLaws and Jerome Bonapart Robertson for actions during the Knoxville campaign (Andrews was a Confederate judge advocate); genealogical charts, correspondence, and other items relating primarily to the Andrews family, but also including material on the Beirne, Garnett, and Key families; and letters from, scrapbook of, and collection of autograph letters from famous persons to Andrews's sister, Eliza Frances Andrews of Georgia, author and illustrator under the name "Elzey Hay." Persons represented in the autograph collection include Braxton Bragg, Henry Clay, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Asa Gray, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Raphael Semmes, Alexander H. Stephens, and Robert Toombs.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1816-1859 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1860-1865 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1866-1867 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1868 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Papers relating to the estate of Andrew Beirne, 1846-1859 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

Papers relating to the estate of Andrew Beirne, 1860-1872 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

June 1869-December 1869 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 7-8

Folder 9-10

Folder 9

Folder 10

1870 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 9-10

Folder 11

1871 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1872-1878 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1891-1893 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1894 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1895-1900 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

January 1901-September 1901 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 16-17

Folder 18

1902-1903 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1905-1928 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20a

Undated #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 20a

Folder 20b

Genealogy #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 20b

Folder 21

Genealogy and miscellaneous #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

Genealogical Charts #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

Scrapbook of Miss E. F. Andrews, 1866-1879 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24-26

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Clippings #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 24-26

Folder 27

Clippings regarding "Little Rosalie's Death" #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

Photocopies of N. B. Forrest to G. Andrews, 5 November 1867 #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

Miscellaneous #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." Folder 29

Image PF-1839/1

Photograph of Garnett Andrews #01839, Series: "Garnett Andrews Papers, 1816-1928 and undated." PF-1839/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, September 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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