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General John B. Gordon photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS318

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of the interior and exterior of General John B. Gordon's residence, Sutherland, in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, taken by commercial photographer Fred L. Howe (1857-1903) in approximately 1895. Also included are several photos of his funeral procession on Washington Street in Atlanta as his body was carried into the Georgia State Capitol building to lay in state.


  • approximately 1895-1904


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

General John Brown Gordon (1832-1904) was an attorney, planter, Confederate States general, United States Senator from Georgia (1873-1880, 1891-1897), and the 53rd Governor of Georgia (1886-1890). He was born to Zachariah Herndon Gordon (1794-1886) and Melinda Gordon (1802-1867) in Upson County, Georgia. He married Frances Rebecca "Fannie" Haralson Gordon (1837-1931), in 1854. Gordon and his wife had six children: Hugh Haralson Gordon (1855-1937); Frank Gordon (1858-1907); John Brown Gordon, Jr. (1865-1884); Frances Smith (1868-1951); Caroline Gordon (1873-?); and Carolina Gordon (1877-1877). He studied law at the University of Georgia where he was a member of the Mystical 7 Society, one of the earliest college fraternities. Gordon commanded the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, and fought at the First Battle of Bull Run; the Battle of Malvern Hill; the Maryland Campaign; the Gettysburg Campaign; the Overland Campaign; the Valley Campaigns of 1864; the Siege of Petersburg; and the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse.


17 image(s) (17 black and white photographic prints)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1976


VIS 318 was previously catalogued as GOR.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

General John B. Gordon photographs
Timothy Cole Hale
September 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305