Charles H. Andrews papers, 1795-1950 (bulk 1858-1904).

Creator: Andrews, Charles H. (Charles Haynes), 1835-1905.
Collection number: 2849
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Abstract: Charles Haynes Andrews of Madison and Milledgeville, Ga., was a lawyer, businessman, Confederate Army captain, and author of a history of the 3rd Georgia Infantry Regiment (3rd Regiment of Georgia Volunteers), which served in Maryland, Virginia, and other locations. Personal correspondence, writings, scrapbooks, and genealogical materials of Charles H. Andrews and other Andrews and Harris family members. There are only scattered items for the period 1795-1855, consisting of legal and personal papers of the Haynes and Andrews families and of unrelated persons. The bulk of the papers, 1858-1904, consists of personal papers of Andrews and his wife, Florence Emma Harris Andrews, including correspondence between them and with family and friends. Civil War materials include Andrews’s letters describing military action and camp life, a report concerning activities of Wright’s Brigade in the battle of Sharpsburg, and records of the 3rd Georgia Infantry Regiment. Other letters document land owned in Florida, positions as deputy clerk of Superior Court and judge of Morgan County, Ga., wartime and postwar hardships, and race relations. Beginning in 1890, a large amount of the correspondence concerns Confederate veterans’ activities in Georgia and Andrews’s writing of the history of the 3rd Georgia Infantry Regiment. There are only a few items for the period after 1904; they are chiefly letters to members of the Andrews family asking for information on the Harris family, about which Charles Haynes Andrews Jr. did research. Undated material includes a number of items on the history of the 3rd Georgia Infantry Regiment and Iverson Louis Harris’s writings concerning his legal and political career in Georgia. A number of the volumes relate to Andrews’s Confederate service, including diaries, Home Guard records, and the 3rd Georgia Infantry Regiment history. Also included are several scrapbooks of material on Milledgeville, Ga., and on the Andrews, Harris, and Hall families; a volume of original writings by Charles Eaton Haynes; Rebecca Ann Harris’s commonplace book; a volume of data on the Harris and related families prepared by Iverson Louis Harris; a notebook containing an alphabetical list of persons buried in the Milledgeville cemetery; and printed materials, chiefly political, historical, literary, and scientific addresses, reports, and other writings.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection