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Jameson, Hugh

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M.A. (Master of Arts)

Legacy Department

Department of History


Georgia--History; Military; Georgia--History--Colonial period; ca. 1600-1775


The thesis aimed at a specific treatment of all phases of military activities from the time Georgia became a royal colony in 1752, to the conclusion of the Revolution. For the purpose of clarification, the first chapter dealt with the original military structure of General James Oglethorpe. The entire treatment of the presentation extended from a full examination of the growth of the militia system to the Georgia involvement with the Continental forces and the military campaigns that were executed in Georgia during these two periods. While a thorough coverage of the attempted military developments were brought to light in the qualifying paper, the end results of these attempts were emphasized throughout the presentation. These results were centered around the bitter and heavy criticisms of the performability of the Georgia militia and the majority of the armed forces that operated in the area during the two periods. These authentic facts of attempted military organisation that resulted in mass disorganization extended further the proof that the overall American military organisation and effectiveness did not come until after the termination of the Revolution. The majority of material in the qualifying paper came from primary sources, with the Colonial and Revolutionary Records of Georgia at the top of the list. Other sources included the Georgia Historical Quarterly, the vast assortment of legal documents and laws of the time, and various secondary sources of background material.


Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations and maps.


131 pages




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