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Raiding into Georgia, former "jayhawker" James Montgomery burns the town of Darien

James Montgomery, detail
06/11/1863
Colonel James Montgomery, experienced in Kansas before the war in dealing ruthlessly with the enemy, led his force of African-American infantry, made up of his own 2nd South Carolina and Colonel Shaw's 54th Massachusetts, against Confederate installations along the Altamaha River in coastal Georgia. He carried out the total destruction of the town of Darien, an act strongly objected to by the young Bostonian Robert Shaw. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1864), VII: 7.

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