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Memoirs. circa 1921.

Author: Samuel Houston Brodnax
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Brodnax gives an account of his life, focusing on his participation in the Civil War. Joined Georgia 2nd Regiment and protected railroads through the Battle of Chickamauga; witnessed the death of General Polk from a front-line trench; participated in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Later joined Wheeler's 2nd Georgia Cavalry, raided into Tennessee and followed Sherman to Savannah and north. Wounded and sent home  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Brodnax family.; Joseph E Johnston; Leonidas Polk; William T Sherman; Joseph Wheeler
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Houston Brodnax
OCLC Number: 49377873
Notes: Access at The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections only.
Description: 1 item.

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Brodnax gives an account of his life, focusing on his participation in the Civil War. Joined Georgia 2nd Regiment and protected railroads through the Battle of Chickamauga; witnessed the death of General Polk from a front-line trench; participated in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Later joined Wheeler's 2nd Georgia Cavalry, raided into Tennessee and followed Sherman to Savannah and north. Wounded and sent home again. Opened a mercantile business and flourished, married, and also got into banking and the Georgia state legislature. Ends with a brief ancestry of the Brodnax family.

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