William Clayton Fain: Georgia Unionist historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
William Clayton Fain: Georgia Unionist historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Fannin County
Unionists (United States Civil War)--Georgia--Fannin County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fannin County, Blue Ridge, 34.863972, -84.324087
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: East Main St. at Depot St., Blue Ridge
Text of marker: "William Clayton Fain: Georgia Unionist. One of the leading Unionists in the state during the Civil War, William Clayton Fain was born in Georgia in 1825. A Fannin County lawyer and state representative, he served in the 1861 Secession Convention, where he opposed Georgia leaving the United States and refused to sign the Ordinance of Secession. During the Civil War, Fain was an outspoken supporter of the United States and an anti-Confederate leader among the sizeable number of Unionists in Fannin and adjoining counties. In 1864, the U.S. Army authorized him to raise recruits, which he conducted into Federal lines. Fain was captured and killed by Confederates near Ducktown, Tennessee, on April 6, 1864. He was one of many Southerners who opposed the Confederacy, including 400,000 - primarily from the Upper South - who enlisted in the U.S. armed forces. 2012.6 Erected for the Civil War 150 commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and the Georgia Battlefields Association 55-02"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_william-clayton-fain-georgia-unionist
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_william-clayton-fain-georgia-unionist
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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