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Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Collection of Paul J. Semmes, 2nd Regiment, Georgia, infantry [Decimalized .01-.11]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00715 Author/Creator: Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1852-1863 Pagination: 11 items

Letters and documents re: Georgia militia & secession (less .5) [decimalized .01-.11]

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 2nd 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.

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