Mercer family papers, 1848-1965.
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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 Hug...
Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...
George Anderson Mercer (1835-1907) was a Confederate officer and lawyer of Savannah, Ga. He was a student in Savannah, Ga., and New Haven, Conn., at Princeton University, and at the University of Virginia, where he studied law. His military experiences include the Atlanta Campaign, 1864; service with Mercer's and Wright's division in Georgia and South Carolina; and his capture in Macon, Ga. Early in the Civil War Mercer married Nannie Maury Herndon of Fredereicksburg, Va. After the war he practi...