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Title Letter [manuscript]: Fort Fidius, State of Georgia, to Sir, 1793 June 14
Author Gaither, Henry (1751-1811)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by Henry Gaither on June 14, 1793 to an unknown correspondent. While serving at Fort Fidius (Ga.), Gaither writes to a military official, likely in Washington, D.C., informing him of current government relations with Indians in Georgia. In this letter, Gaither describes how General John Twiggs with 600 militia soldiers marched against the Indians "killing the peaceble Indians and burning their Towns".
Names Twiggs, John
Places Fort Fidius, Georgia, Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords government relations, government, militia, war, attack
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information Henry Gaither, military officer, was born in Montgomery County, Md. in 1751. Gaither served as a captain during the Revolutionary War and was commissioned a major in 1791. He commanded various frontier posts in the 1790’s. Gaither was honorably discharged from the army in 1802 and returned to Maryland where he died in 1811.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 312
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue