Joe Brown's Pets: The Georgia Militia, 1862-1865

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Civil War historians William R. Scaife and William Harris Bragg have not only written the first history of the Georgia Militia during the Civil War: they have produced the definitive account, taking into consideration the military, social, and political ramifications of the organization. Relying on an impressive array of original sources - many of them drawn from previously untapped materials in the Georgia Archives - the authors have told the story of "Joe Brown's Pets" with satisfying detail. Illustrated by an ...
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Overview

Civil War historians William R. Scaife and William Harris Bragg have not only written the first history of the Georgia Militia during the Civil War: they have produced the definitive account, taking into consideration the military, social, and political ramifications of the organization. Relying on an impressive array of original sources - many of them drawn from previously untapped materials in the Georgia Archives - the authors have told the story of "Joe Brown's Pets" with satisfying detail. Illustrated by an abundance of period photographs and engravings, as well as maps and plans, their account finally provides a much-needed history of one of the Civil War's most colorful and intriguing bodies of troops.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780865548831
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 385
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The war governor and his militia 1
2 The Georgia Militia during the Atlanta campaign 27
3 Contesting Sherman's March : the militia at Griswoldville 65
4 Defending the Charleston & Savannah railroad : the militia at Honey Hill 115
5 The militia at the siege of Savannah and the surrender of Macon 143
App. 1 Troops of war : an overview of Georgia's state forces, 1861-1865 185
App. 2 The "Melish" : A selection of historical and literary descriptions, satirical and otherwise, of the Georgia Militia, 1807-1864 237
App. 3 "Goober peas" 252
App. 4 Roster of the first division, Georgia Militia, with casualty lists for the battles of Griswoldville, Georgia, Honey Hill, and South Carolina 257
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