Joe Brown's Pets: The Georgia Militia, 1861-1865 (Google eBook)

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Mercer University Press, 2004 - History - 385 pages
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At the beginning of the Civil War, Georgia ranked third among the Confederate states in manpower resources, behind only Virginia and Tennessee. With an arms-bearing population somewhere between 120,000 and 130,000 white males between the ages of 16 and 60, this resource became an object of a great struggle between Joseph Brown, governor of Georgia, and Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. Brown advocated a strong state defense, but as the war dragged on Davis applied more pressure for more soldiers from Georgia. In December 1863, the state's general assembly reorganized the state militia and it became known as Joe Brown's Pets. Civil War historians William Scaife and William Bragg have written not only the first history of the Georgia Militia during the Civil War, but have produced the definitive history of this militia. Using original documents found in the Georgia Department of Archives and History that are too delicate for general public access, Scaife and Bragg were granted special permission to research the material under the guidance of an archivist and conducted under tightly controlled conditions of security and preservation control.
  

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This was a very informative book about the Georgia Militia during the Civil War. Georgia sent many, many soldiers to the "regular" Confederate States Army, and I had no idea that then - Gov. Joe Brown ... Read full review

Contents

1 THE WAR GOVERNOR AND HIS MILITIA
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2 THE GEORGIA MILITIA DURING THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN
27
THE MILITIA AT GRISWOLDVILLE
65
THE MILITIA AT HONEY HILL
115
5 THE MILITIA AT THE SIEGE OF SAVANNAH AND THE SURRENDER OF MACON
143
EPILOGUE
181
TROOPS OF WAR AN OVERVIEW OF GEORGIAS STATE FORCES 18601865
185
THE MELISH A SELECTION OF HISTORICAL AND LITERARY DESCRIPTIONS OF THE GEORGIA MILITIA 18071864 SATIRICAL AND O...
237
GOOBER PEAS
252
ROSTER OF THE GEORGIA MILITIA
257
PRIMARY SOURCES
329
NOTES
336
GENERAL INDEX
353
INDEX TO ROSTERS AND CASUALTY LISTS
359
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About the author (2004)

William R. Scaife has taught at Emory University, and is a retired architect with more than 40 years experience in architecture and engineering. He is a widely respected Civil War historian with numerous publications and has served as consultant to or member of many organizations of history, national parks, and history magazines.William H. Bragg teaches history at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, and is the author of two previous books on the Civil War published by Mercer.

William Harris Bragg, a native Georgian, is lecturer in History and director of the Center for Georgia Studies at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. Bragg has previously published with Mercer University Press Joe Brown's Army and was co-author of Joe Brown's Pets: The Georgia Militia, 1861-1865.

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