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Collection Number: 01560

Collection Title: George William Logan Papers, 1861-1865

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1600 items)
Abstract George William Logan (1828-1896) served as a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate Army, 1862-1865. The collection consists of records, chiefly 1862-1865, of the daily transaction of military business and command of the 2nd Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion, in western Louisiana, particularly at Fort Beauregard on the Ouachita River. Papers include letter books of Logan's outgoing correspondence; daily, weekly, and monthly reports from the company captains in Logan's battalion; ordnance reports; orders received and sent; petitions for transfer; medical reports; communications from civilians and officers in the field; items concerning conscripts and deserters; and papers relating to construction work and use of local slave labor. Also included is a volume with records of enlistment, supplies, deaths, desertions, and other information.
Creator Logan, George William, 1828-1896.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 George William Logan Papers #1560, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 2006) available.
  • Reel 1: Volumes 1-4 (folders 51-54)
Acquisitions Information
Received from Logan Pratt of Atlanta, Ga., in December 1948.
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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George William Logan (1828-1896) was born in Charleston, S.C., to George William Logan and Anna d'Oyley Glover Logan. In 1849, he moved to New Orleans, La., and, in 1853, he married Marie Telide Soniat du Fossat. Logan, a businessman before and after the Civil War, had interests in the cotton brokerage and exporting firm Logan, Smith, and Claiborne. During the war, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate Army, commanding a battalion of heavy artillery in Louisiana from 1862 to 1865. The greater part of his service was in the District of Western Louisiana in defense of Fort Beauregard at Harrisonburg on the Ouachita River, near the point where the Ouachita joins the Black River. In September 1863, Logan was ordered to Vienna, La., and, in April 1864, he joined General Kirby Smith in the defense of Shreveport. In March 1865, Logan assumed command at Fort Gallagher near Natchitoches in March 1865 and was paroled in May 1865.

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The collection consists of Lieutenant Colonel George William Logan's records, chiefly 1862-1865, of the daily transaction of military business and command of the 2nd Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion, in western Louisiana, particularly at Fort Beauregard on the Ouachita River, during the Civil War. Papers include letter books of Logan's outgoing correspondence; daily, weekly, and monthly reports from the company captains in Logan's battalion; ordnance reports; orders received and sent; petitions for transfer; medical reports; communications from civilians and officers in the field; items concerning conscripts and deserters; and papers relating to construction work and use of local slave labor. Also included is a volume with records of enlistment, supplies, deaths, desertions, and other information.

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Contents list

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About 1600 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

1861-1862 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 1

Folder 2

1863: January #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 2

Folder 3

1863: February 1-21 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 3

Folder 4

1863: February 21-28 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 4

Folder 5

1863: March 1-16 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 5

Folder 6

1863: March 17-31 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 6

Folder 7

1863: April 1-14 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 7

Folder 8

1863: April 15-23 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 8

Folder 9

1863: April 24-30 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 9

Folder 10

1863: May 1-17 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 10

Folder 11

1863: May 18-31 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 11

Folder 12

1863: June 1-15 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 12

Folder 13

1863: June 16-30 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 13

Folder 14

1863: July 1-15 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 14

Folder 15

1863: July 16-22 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 15

Folder 16

1863: July 23-31 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 16

Folder 17

1863: August 1-15 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 17

Folder 18

1863: August 16-29 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 18

Folder 19

1863: August 30-31 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 19

Folder 20

1863: September #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 20

Folder 21

1863: October-December #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 21

Folder 22

1864: January-February #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 22

Folder 23

1864: February #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 23

Lists, reports, muster rolls

Folder 24

1864: March #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 24

Lists, reports, muster rolls

Folder 25

1864: April #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 25

Folder 26

1864: May #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 26

Folder 27

1864: June #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 27

Folder 28

1864: June #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 28

Lists, ordnances, reports, muster rolls

Folder 29

1864: July #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 29

Folder 30

1864: July #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 30

Lists, reports, muster rolls

Folder 31

1864: August #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 31

Folder 32

1864: August #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 32

Lists, reports, muster rolls

Folder 33

1864: September #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 33

Folder 34

1864: October #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 34

Folder 35

1864: October #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 35

Lists, reports, muster rolls

Folder 36

1864: November 1-11 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 36

Folder 37

1864: November 12-30 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 37

Folder 38

1864: November #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 38

Lists, reports, muster rolls

Folder 39

1864: December #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 39

Folder 40

1864: December #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 40

Lists, reports, muster rolls

Folder 41

1865: January #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 41

Folder 42

1865: January #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 42

Lists, reports, muster rolls

Folder 43

1865: February #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 43

Folder 44

1865: February #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 44

Lists, reports, muster rolls

Folder 45

1865: March 1-23 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 45

Folder 46

1865: March 24-31 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 46

Folder 47

1865: April #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 47

Folder 48

1865: April #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 48

Lists, reports, muster rolls

Folder 49

1865: May #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 49

Folder 50

Undated #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 50

Folder 51

Volume 1: Letter book, 20 January 1863-19 May 1863 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 51

Outgoing letters of Lieutenant Colonel George W. Logan

Folder 52

Volume 2: Letter book, 20 May 1863-12 May 1864 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 52

Outgoing letters of Lieutenant Colonel George W. Logan

Folder 53

Volume 3: Ledger, 1863-1865 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 53

Record of enlistments, clothing and supplies issued, deaths, desertions, and special duty

Folder 54

Volume 4: Order book, 9 September 1864-19 May 1865 #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 54

Special orders from headquarters, 2nd Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion

Folder 55-56

Folder 55

Folder 56

Confederate Army Orders #01560, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 55-56

General Orders, 1862-1865, for Headquarters, District of Western Louisiana; Headquarters, Trans Mississippi Department; Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Va.; Headquarters, District and Sub-district, North Louisiana; Headquarters, District Arkansas and Western Louisiana; Headquarters, Sub-district, Western Louisiana

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jane Adkins and Brooke Allan, February 1961

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, August 2006

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