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Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Collection of Paul J. Semmes, 2nd Regiment, Georgia, infantry [Decimalized .01-.38]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00572 Author/Creator: Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1834-1866 Pagination: 38 items

Summary of Content: Documents relating to the arming of Georgia and Semmes's militia and early Civil War service. Most documents are housed together, although .4 and .18 are in oversize documents and .38 (button) is housed separately. Includes his Univ of Virginia instruction certificate, pre-war militia training, manuals.

Background Information: Semmes was a Georgia banker and plantation owner who served as agent for the State of Georgia during the preparations for the Civil War. He served as colonel of the 2...nd Georgia in the Confederate Army at the outbreak of the war and was promoted to brigadier general in March 1862. He was assigned to a brigade in McLaws' division of Longstreet's corps fighting in Crampton's Gap, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Salem Church, and Gettysburg, where he was mortally wounded.See More

People: Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of America

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