The Nancy Harts of Lagrange

Nancy Hill Morgan 

 

 

The “Nancy Harts” of Lagrange. We are informed that the ladies of Lagrange, to the number of about forty organized themselves, on Saturday Last, into a military corps for the purpose of drilling and target practice. They elected Dr. A.C. Ware as their Captain; and, we believe, resolved to meet every Saturday. The following are the officers;

Dr. A. C. Ware, Captain

Mrs. Nannis Morgan, First Lieutenant

Mrs. Peter A. Heard, Second Lieutenant

Miss Aley Smith, Third Lieutenant

Miss Andelie Bull, First Sergeant

Miss Augusta Hill, Second Sargent

Miss M.E. Colquitt, Third Sargeant

Miss Pack Beall, First Corporal

Miss Lelia Pullen, Second Corporal

Miss Sallie Bull, Third Corporal

Miss Ella Key, Treasurer.

 

The corps not having a name, and it being their determination to prepare to defend their homes, if necessary, as did Nancy Hart of olden time, we have taken the liberty of calling them the “Nancy Harts” Until the shall adopt one. We have no doubt they will prove as true as did Nancy Hart if the emergency ever presenter itself; and, therefore, we do not think a more appropriate name should be suggested. The “Nancy Harts” of LaGrange! That’s It, ladies Lagrange Reporter.

1. Southern Confederacy,  Jun. 1, 1861 — page 2

2. http://civilwarmonitor.com/front-line/the-girl-soldiers-of-nancy-harts-militia

3. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/nancy-harts-militia

 

 

 

 

 

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