Heartland of the Confederacy
Civil War in Georgia
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Civil War in Georgia
"Family History Preserved"
University of Georgia archivisit Linda Aaron, with Mary Johnson and Sindney Fortson have preserved more than 100 Civil War letters that were donated by Johnson and Fortson.

Leaders Life Legacy

Crawford W. Long

Crawford W. LongCrawford Long attended the University of Georgia in the 1830s where he roomed with Alexander H. Stephens, the future vice president of the Confederate States of America. They lived in the University's Old College building, where a plaque identifies their room. Long became a noted physician and is credited with the discovery of ether anesthesia for surgical use in 1842. During the war, he served as a Confederate surgeon and in the Athens home guard. He and Stephens were chosen as the two outstanding Georgians to be honored in the Statuary Hall in the nation's capitol.

Visit the Crawford W Long Museum at 28 College Street in Jefferson, Georgia. Displays exhibit his medical instruments, furniture, and personal papers.

Crawford W. Long home