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Gordy Handkerchief - 3rd Georgia Cavalry

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Gordy Handkerchief

This handkerchief was carried by Lt. Gilbert Perry Gordy, 3rd Georgia Cavalry "Chattahoochee Rangers."  The 3rd Georgia Cavalry fought in many of the war's western campaigns, including New Haven, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Atlanta, skirmishes in northern Alabama and Georgia, and the Carolinas campaign in 1865. 

Lt. Gordy was wounded in the fighting around Atlanta and died of his wounds on October 14, 1864.  The original handkerchief was in the pocket of his frock coat when the frock coat was donated to Chattahoochee County by Gordy's daughter.  Wrapped in the handkerchief was the bullet that is believed to have caused the wound that ultimately killed Gordy.  Our reproduction measures 22x18 and is made of 100% cotton cloth. 

A special thank you to the Chattahoochee County Probate Court and Mr. Dun Gordy for their information about this handkerchief.  

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  • 5
    3rd Georgia Calvary handkerchief

    Posted by Angie on 25th Jun 2020

    Beautiful high quality handkerchief . wonderful fathers day gift for my husband.

  • 5
    The Gordy Handkerchief

    Posted by Jeff on 11th Mar 2017

    This is a beautiful replica of an actual 1860's handkerchief, with an interesting story behind it. Thank you for keeping history alive with your products!

  • 5
    Outstanding products AND customer service!

    Posted by Lee on 26th Jul 2016

    I have several different handkerchiefs and they are all top notch. They dry faster than the usual ones that are commonly found along sutler row and add a great new dimension to any impression. The devil IS in the details. You can't go wrong with South Union Mills.

  • 5

    Posted by Matt Harris on 3rd Dec 2015

    Extremely well made and well researched product. I was excited to receive it, as I am originally from Marion County, GA which adjoins Chattahoochee County, where Lt. Gordy is from. No am distantly related to his family. Thanks for making such a quality product.

  • 5
    Loved it.

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Jul 2015

    The 3rd Georgia cavalry was my great-great-grandfather's regiment. I don't think he ever encountered Lt. Gordy as his company was dispatched to eastern Georgia to harass the March to the Sea and by that time Gordy was dead. However, it's sometimes interesting to ponder the what if's of history and to think that maybe, just maybe, my ancestor saw this handkerchief in Gordy's possession. Thank you for producing such a fine product that comes in mighty handy in the humid conditions of south Louisiana.

  • 5
    Handkerchief Fan.

    Posted by on 11th Mar 2015

    I collect vintage handkerchiefs and can say this one is a nice additions.

  • 5
    3rd Georgia Handkerchief

    Posted by Allan Becton on 3rd Mar 2015

    Thanks Chris for another gorgeous handkerchief. Nice and easy size to carry in the pocket. And it gets attention when it is used! Regards, Allan

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