21st Georgia Cavalry Soldier Orders his Slave Whipped
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HENRY T. HARDEE.
Autograph Letter Signed, Camp Jackson October 18, 1863, pertaining to a negligent or mischievous slave who Hardee believes should be punished.
“...Your wrote that you had a fall from your horse on account of the girth being off. I want you to have Joe whipped about it as he ought to have known that he had no business to take the girth off your saddle. If you don’t have him whipped I will whip him as soon as I get home....they have treated me so mean I don’t want to be in the company...I wish Frank would go back to the Artillery and leave this company it is a disgrace to the State to have such a company and such Officers...”
White’s Partisans or the 21st Georgia Cavalry Battalion, was organized during the summer of 1862. Attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, it served along the Georgia coast until the spring of 1864, when it was merged with the 7th Cavalry.