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Johnston, Richard Malcolm 1822-1898 Author; born in Powelton, Ga., March 8, 1822; graduated at Mercer University, Georgia, in 1841, and a year later was admitted to the bar. In 1857-61 he was Professor of Literature in the University of Georgia. He was an officer in the Confederate army throughout the Civil War. In 1867 he moved to Baltimore, and engaged in authorship. His works include Georgia sketches; Dukesborough tales; Historical sketch of English Literature (with W. H. Browne); Old mark Langston; Two Gray Tourists; Mr. Absalom Billingslea, and other Georgia folk; Ogeechee cross Firings; Widow Guthrie; The Primes and their neighbors; Studies: literary and social; Old times in Middle Georgia; Pearse Amerson's will, etc. He died in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 23, 1898.