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 and detailed men from various quarters, showed that the confidence of Mr. Davis in his aptness for this kind of work had not been misplaced. After the close of the war General Browne engaged in planting near Athens, Ga., at the same time editing and publishing a periodical called ‘The Farm and Home.’ He was a member of the first political State Democratic convention held after the surrender. It met in Macon on the 5th of September, 1867. He was also a member cf the Democratic convention of 1870, and was appointed on the executive committee of which Linton Stephens was chairman. General Browne was about this time elected professor of history and political economy in the university of Georgia, which chair he filled at the time of his death at Macon in 1884. He was a journalist of note and the author of an interesting biography of Alexander H. Stephens.
Brigadier-General Goode Bryan, born in Georgia, was a cadet at the military academy at West Point from 1829 to 1834, when he graduated and entered the United States army as brevet second lieutenant of the Fifth infantry. He served in garrison at Augusta arsenal, Ga., from 1834 to 1835, then resigned and engaged in civil engineering on the Augusta & Athens railroad until 1839. Removing to Alabama he engaged in planting, and was colonel of militia from 1842 to 1846, and member of the house of representatives of that State, 1843-44. He served in the war with Mexico as major of the First Alabama volunteers from June, 1846, until the regiment was disbanded in May, 1847, and continued in service as volunteer assistant quartermaster on the staff of General Worth until September, 1847. Returning to Alabama, he was a planter in that State until 1849, when he moved back to Georgia. He resided in Jefferson county, Ga., from 1849 to 1853, and from 1853 to 1861 in Richmond county. From 1853 to 1861 he was a captain of
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