Colonel William Cumming historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Colonel William Cumming historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Forsyth County
Biography
Location:
United States, Georgia, Forsyth County, Cumming, 34.2073196, -84.1401926
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Forsyth County Courthouse Square, Cumming
Text of marker: "COLONEL WILLIAM CUMMING. The town of Cumming (incorporated 1834) is named in honor of Col. William Cumming, distinguished Georgian, born July 27, 1788, son of Thomas Cumming and Ann Clay, daughter of Joseph Clay,of Savannah. William Cumming graduated from the College of New Jersey at Princeton and studied law at Gould's Law School, Litchfield, Connecticut. The War of 1812 brought him military prominence. Captain of the Augusta Independent Blues in 1812, he was commissioned Major, U.S.A., in 1813, and appointed Adjutant General of the Northern Army the following year with the rank of Colonel. In 1815, however, he resigned from the Army and the Board of War, on which he served. Although in 1818 he was appointed Quartermaster General of the Army by President Monroe and, in 1847, Major General by President Polk, he declined both appointments and spent the remainder of his life in Augusta, where he died February 18, 1863. A series of duels in 1822 with Senator George McDuffie of South Carolina received nationwide attention and illuminated the larger political controversy between proponents of states' rights (Cumming)and those favoring a strong central government (McDuffie). 058-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1962"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_colonel-william-cumming
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_colonel-william-cumming
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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