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Clemons, W.G. (fl. 1853-1860) to Paul J. Semmes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00572.17 Author/Creator: Clemons, W.G. (fl. 1853-1860) Place Written: Columbus, Georgia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 September 1860 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 20 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the hiring of a Major Kleber, a German mercenary, to train the Georgia troops. Advises that any information about training troops should be kept confidential and known only by those in the company. Relates that he is working on finding Semmes an overseer in time. Clemons, a member of the Columbus Guard, may have been the owner of a cotton gin company in Columbus, Georgia.

Background Information:

People: Clemons, W.G., fl. 1853-1860
Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Immigration and MigrationMilitary HistoryMilitiaCivil WarConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of America

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