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Columbus Georgia, 1827-1865


By: John H. Martin, Pub. 1874, reprinted 2023, 487 pages, New Index, soft cover, ISBN #978-1-63914-141-8.

This rare and valuable book on the early history of Columbus, Georgia (located in Muscogee County) was originally published in two volumes. The book has lasting value for both historian and genealogist because of the painstaking efforts of the author to present as detailed and accurate a history of the city as was possible from the various sources of information available. Information to be found within: minor local incidents, the Creek War and various Indian skirmishes along with lists of the dead and wounded, personal sketches of lives of deceased persons, marriages and death from newspapers prior to 1839, marriage from office of the Ordinary from 1839-1865, proceedings of the Council pertaining to local questions facing these residents, militia companies with membership rosters and muster rolls, business and professional men with some biographical sketches, Civil War companies with muster rolls along with various raids culminating with Wilson's Raid in 1865. This book contains the names of approximately 25,000 persons.