George William Logan papers, 1861-1865.

Creator: Logan, George William, 1828-1896.
Collection number: 1560
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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.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection includes papers relating to the use of local slave labor and a report on the condition of slave quarters at the Ft. Beauregard, Louisiana, camp (1862). See Folder 1 for this report.