|Title:||John Morgan Smith badge|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 slide box)|
John Morgan Smith was born August 9, 1842 in Columbus, Georgia. A member of the University of Georgia class of 1862, he was a member of the Demosthenian Society. He left college before graduating to join the Confederate Army, becoming a lieutenant in the 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company A. After the war, he served as the mayor of Talladega, Alabama for two terms, practiced law and later became a merchant. His brother was Hampton S. Smith.
The collection consists of one college badge from the University of Georgia. It is capped by a five-pointed star, reads "Pro Virtute et Patria," and dates from 1859.
John Morgan Smith badge, 1859. MS 1342. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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