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

Joseph Henry Lumpkin

Joseph Henry LumpkinJoseph Henry Lumpkin was a native of Oglethorpe County in Georgia. He later moved to Athens, Georgia and briefly attended the University of Georgia before graduating from Princeton. Lumpkin was the first chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, serving from 1845-1867. He founded the University of Georgia Law School along with his son-in-law T.R.R. Cobb and William Hope Hull. He had four sons who served in the Confederate Army, including Captain Samuel P. Lumpkin, who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, and Captain Edward P. Lumpkin, who helped defend Athens, Georgia at the Battle of Barber's Creek. His older brother, Wilson Lumpkin, was a governor of Georgia.

Lumpkins home, located at 248 Prince Ave in Athens, Georgia, has been restored and is used by the University of Georgia Law School.

Joseph Henry Lumpkin house