Lawton Protectors resolution, muster roll, and song
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Lawton Protectors resolution, muster roll, and song

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lawton Protectors (McIntosh County, Ga.)
Title: Lawton Protectors resolution, muster roll, and song
Dates: circa 1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1093

Biographical/Historical Note

Facing the impending invasion of Northern troops into Georgia in 1864, and with few men left to defend the state's coast, the women of McIntosh County requested the governor to sanction them a military troop. According to their resolution, these women desired to be like the "Spartan women of old" and defend their state and governor. They also declared that General Lawton seemed "determined to leave us to our fate;" it is unclear why the group chose "Lawton Protectors" as the group's name while maintaining such a poor view of its namesake.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the resolution of the Lawton Protectors of McIntosh County, Georgia, offering the Governor of Georgia their military services. The company's fight song and muster roll are also included.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lawton Protectors (McIntosh County, Ga.)
McIntosh County (Ga.)
Muster rolls.
Resolutions (administrative records)
Songs (document genre)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Female.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lawton Protectors resolution, muster roll, and song, MS 1093, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Bessie Lewis, 1970.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Resolution, 1864 ( 4.0 p. ) View online.
Also includes fight song and muster roll.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items