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Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Southern Guard.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00715.09.01 Author/Creator: Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Place Written: Columbus, Georgia Type: Broadside Date: 16 November 1860 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.8 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Broadside of the Southern Guard, announcing that Semmes has been elected to the command and will proceed to organize a brigade. Includes a dramatic speech by Semmes praising the South and urging secession. With transmittal letter (see GLC 715.09.02), which is published in the broadside.

Background Information:

People: Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryCivil WarConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaSecessionMilitia

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