Joe Brown's Army: The Georgia State Line, 1862-1865

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Mercer University Press, 1987 - History - 175 pages
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"Unique in origin and service, the two regiments of the Georgia State Line were conspicuous among the local defense forces raised in Confederate Georgia. Indirectly brought into being by the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, the State Line was raised to protect Georgia and serve only within her borders. Its military career began with coastal defense in February 1863 and continued until the surrender of Georgia's forces in May 1865. During their tour of duty, the Line's men served both as bridge guards and construction crews on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, fought alongside the Army of Tennessee during the final four months of the Atlanta Campaign, and saw action under Lieutenant General William J. Hardee during Sherman's March to the Sea. Finally, men of the State Line fought at Columbus, in one of the last battlefields of the war.'".
 

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Contents

State Rights State Troops
1
The Railroad Bridge Guard Nucleus of the Georgia State Line
10
The Creation of the Georgia State Line
23
At Savannah and Charleston
44
On the Western and Atlantic Railroad
59
With the Army of Tennessee
84
Their Shattered Ranks
98
EPILOGUE
112
The General Hospital Georgia State Line
119
Military Justice in the Georgia State Line
121
Officers and Men of the State Line After the War
125
Cumulative Muster Rolls of the Georgia State Line
128
BIBLIOGRAPHY
161
List of Illustrations
169
INDEX
171
Copyright

The State Line Cavalry
114

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Page viii - Frank L. Owsley, State Rights in the Confederacy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1925); David Herbert Donald, "Died of Democracy," in Why the North Won the Civil War (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1960), 77-90; and Bell I.
Page viii - Albert Burton Moore, Conscription and Conflict in the Confederacy (New York: Macmillan, 1924...

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About the author (1987)

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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