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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 15, 1862

John Lewis Appointed Confederate Senator

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed a brief item on the appointment of John Lewis as Senator from Georgia. Robert Toombs had been elected to the seat, but refused to serve politically, preferring to remain in the Confederate army.

Senator from Georgia. –Governor Brown, of Georgia, has appointed Dr. John W. Lewis Confederate States Senator in place of Mr. Toombs, to serve until the next meeting of the Legislature.