Heartland of the Confederacy
Civil War in Georgia
Heartland of the Confederacy
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

Alexander H. Stephens

Alexander H. StephensAlexander Stephens graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in 1832 and served in the U.S. House of Representatives before the war. Unlike the fiery Toombs, Stephens urged moderation during the secession crisis. When Georgia voted to leave the Union in January 1861, he supported the choice his state had made. He became a delegate to the Montgomery Convention, where he was elected vice president of the Confederacy. Arrested and imprisoned after the war, he was soon released and again served in the U.S. Congress. In 1882 he was elected governor of Georgia. He and his college roommate, Crawford W. Long, are two notable Georgians represented in Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.

Liberty Hall (pictured above), Alexander Stephens' home at 456 Alexander Street in Crawfordville Georgia, is a state historic site. Displays of his papers and personal effects are supplemented by a nearby museum filled with Civil War artifacts. A film shown at this site explains the political and economic reasons for the war.

This picture is of the servant quarters, well, and laundry house on the Stephens property.

Alexander Stephens home