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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

February 20, 1861

Garnett Andrews, Jr. Oath of Allegiance

A soldier from Washington, Georgia took his oath of allegiance on this day, and this was an interesting one. Garnett Andrews, Jr. was the son of Garnett Andrews - who was one of the staunch opponents of secession in Georgia; obviously his son and he disagreed politically. Furthermore, his sister - Eliza Frances Andrews - would keep a diary which gave a first person view of the last months of the war, and is one of the best primary sources for what life was like in Georgia during the war - The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-65.