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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 3 1 Browse Search
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James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Georgia. (search)
ork and Somerset. But for her Negro population, Georgia would have an English look. The Negro is a fact-though not the fact of facts — in Georgia. Unlike Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina-States in which the Black element is stronger in number than the White-Georgia has a White majority of votes; yet her majority on the whole is slight, and her Negro population is so massed as to command the ballot-boxes in many counties. For example — in Baldwin County, Early County, and Sumter County there are nearly two Negroes to each White; in Baker County, Camden County, Columbia County, Effingham County, and Troup County there are more than two Negroes to each White; in Liberty County there are nearly three Negroes to each White; in Bullock County and Hurston County there are more than three Negroes to each White; and in Lee County there are four Negroes to every White. If all the Negroes in these counties held together, under the advice of carpet-baggers and with the help of F
on was born in Tennessee in 1802. He entered the United States military academy in 1821, and four years later was graduated and promoted to second lieutenant of the Third artillery. He resigned January 22, 1826. From 1827 to 1829 he was brigade major of the Tennessee militia, and brigadier-general from 1829 to 1834. From 1841 to 1843 he was a member of the house of representatives of the State of Tennessee, and again from 1855 to 1861, being speaker of the house. He was a planter in Sumter county, 1826 to 1834, and in Florida Territory, 1834 to 1836, then returning to Tennessee and continuing planting until 1861. When Tennessee resolved to secede from the Union he offered his services, and in May, 1861, was made a brigadier-general of the State forces. On July 9th he was commissioned in the same rank in the army of the Confederate States. He commanded a brigade in West Virginia under General Loring in 1861, and at the beginning of 1862 was sent to Charleston, S. C. He was orde
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Georgia Infantry. (search)
our own regiment, or the general cause, as may likely interest or instruct the reader. The Twelfth regiment of Georgia volunteers was organized in Richmond, Va., on the 3d day of July, under the following officers: Edward Johnson, colonel; Z. T. Conner, lieutenant-colonel; Abner Smeade, major; Edward Willis, adjutant; Dr. H. K. Green, surgeon; Robert J. Lightfoot, quartermaster, and Richmond A. Reid, commissary. The following companies compose the regiment, viz: Muckalee Guards, Sumter county, Captain Hawkins. Davis Guards, Dooly county, Captain Brown. Calhoun Rifles, Calhoun county, Captain Furlow. Lowndes Volunteers, Lowndes county, Captain Patterson. Davis Rifles, Macon county, Captain McMillan. Central City Blues, Bibb county, Captain Rodgers. Muscogee Rifles, Muscogee county, Captain Scott. Marion Guards, Marion county, Captain Blandford. Putnam Light Infantry, Putnam county, Captain Davis. Jones Volunteers, Jones county, Captain Pitts. On the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Andersonville prison. (search)
held in Confederate prisons was 270,000. It is to be observed that in all of the calculations of mortality made by the writers of these articles the figures relate to Andersonville, which was acknowledged the most unhealthy of any of our prisons, and yet the mortality rate will compare favorably with that of Alton, Ill., which was 509,4 annually per thousand. Camp at Andersonville. The camp at Andersonville was established on a naturally healthy site in the highlands of Sumpter county, Georgia. The officers sent to locate this prison were instructed to prepare a camp for the reception of ten thousand prisoners. For this purpose twenty-seven acres, consisting of the northern and southern exposures of two rising grounds, between which ran a stream from west to east, was selected. In August, 1864, nearly thirty-three thousand prisoners were crowded together in this area, in consequence of the refusal of the United States Government to exchange prisoners, we having no other
The Daily Dispatch: July 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], Supposed Murder of a wife by her Husband. (search)
A worthy man. --Mr. K. L. Worthy, of Sumter county, Ga., has donated to the Sumter Flying Artillery the liberal sum of one thousand dollars.