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

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At the beginning of the Civil War, Georgia ranked third among the Confederate states in manpower resources, behind only Virginia and Tennessee. With an arms-bearing population somewhere between 120,000 and 130,000 white males between the ages of 16 and 60, this resource became an object of a great struggle between Joseph Brown, governor of Georgia, and Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. Brown advocated a strong state defense, but as the war dragged on Davis applied more pressure for more soldiers from Georgia. ...

Joe Brown's Pets: The Georgia Militia, 1862-1865 2004, Mercer University Press

ISBN-13: 9780865548831

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