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Phillips Legion at Knoxville

The Phillips Georgia Legion (or Phillips Legion of Georgia or simply Phillips Legion) rates its own chapter in the novel, for its co-starring part in the attack on Fort Sanders. Although this stirring little animation of its battle flag does … Continue reading

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The last Rebel unit to leave Richmond

There’s always been some dispute as to which Rebel unit was the last to depart Richmond during its evacuation on April 3-4, 1865. But for some there was never any doubt. One who had no doubt was Captain D.B. Sanford … Continue reading

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Regimental Histories: The Phillips Georgia Legion

To Honor These Men is the latest regimental history of a unit that fought at Fort Sanders. The rare portrait contains many diary and letter quotes from the veterans, maps and also a complete roster. The decimated legion led the … Continue reading

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Attacking in column

The decimated Phillips Georgia Legion and the Seventeenth Mississippi led the two columns of Rebel infantry that attacked Fort Sanders. The arrangement, with the PGL at the head of the left column and the 17th leading the right one, was … Continue reading

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The real Dalton Guards

Private Eugene Terrill Kingsley, 19, one of the real Dalton Guards of the Phillips Georgia Legion, who did not participate in the attack on Fort Sanders at Knoxville in 1863. This son of a Dalton, Georgia merchant (who is not … Continue reading

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Rich man’s war, poor man’s fight

In a letter to his wife on Oct. 1, 1863, shortly before his division marched for Knoxville, Gen. Lafayette McLaws told how Gov. Brown of Georgia, who was then running for reelection, visited the Georgia troops in Gen. William Wofford’s … Continue reading

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The Phillips Georgia Legion

The decimated Phillips Georgia Legion and the Seventeenth Mississippi led the two columns of Rebel infantry that attacked Fort Sanders. The arrangement, with the PGL at the head of the left column and the 17th leading the right one, was … Continue reading

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