Mercer, Hugh W. (Hugh Weedon), 1808-1877

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Hugh Weedon Mercer, Confederate officer, merchant, and banker, was born on November 27, 1808 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and died in Baden Baden, Germany on June 9, 1877. He graduated from West Point in 1828. He was commissioned a colonel with the Confederate Army when Georgia seceded; was appointed a brigadier general (1861) and commanded the post of Savannah for most of the war. He was a brigade commander under Hardee during the Atlanta Campaign (1864).

From the description of Hugh Weedon Mercer letters 1861-1866. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79640470

Hugh Weedon Mercer (1808-1877) was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He married Mary Stites Anderson Mercer (1812-1855) on February 5, 1834. One of their children was George Anderson (1835-1907). Hugh Mercer moved to Baden Baden, Germany, for his health and died there in 1877. George Anderson Mercer married Ann Maury Herndon (1841-1885) on October 23, 1861 in Fredericksburg, Georgia. Their son, George Anderson Mercer (1868-1940) was the father of the famous songwriter, Johnny Mercer.

From the description of Mercer family papers, 1848-1965. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122932084

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referencedIn Confederate States of America. Army. South Carolina Infantry Battalion, 11th. Orders to the Eutaw Battalion, 1862. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Lamar, Charles A. L., 1824-1865. Papers, 1857-1865 [microform]. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Mercer, Hugh Weedon, 1808-1877. Hugh Weedon Mercer letters 1861-1866. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Hanleiter, Cornelius R., 1815-1897. Cornelius Hanleiter diary, 1861-1865 [microform]. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Mercer, Hugh Weedon, 1808-1877. Mercer family papers, 1848-1965. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Stoddard, Mary Lavinia Mongin. Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer letters, 1864-1924. Georgia Historical Society
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associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army. South Carolina Infantry Battalion, 11th. corporateBody
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Hanleiter, Cornelius R., 1815-1897. person
associatedWith Lamar, Charles A. L., 1824-1865. person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. person
associatedWith Mercer family. family
associatedWith Mercer family. family
associatedWith Mercer, George Anderson, 1835-1907. person
associatedWith Stoddard, Mary Lavinia Mongin. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
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Savannah (Ga.)
Charleston (S.C.)
Baden-Baden (Germany)
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Atlanta Campaign, 1864
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Birth 1808-11-27

Death 1877-06-09

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