|Title:||Donald McDonald deposition|
|Dates:||1872 July 17|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
Like many Southerneres during the Civil War, Donald McDonald had his loyalty to the Confederacy questioned. By consequence, so did his wife. At the time, the local government was prepared to arrest and try both of them on this crime. However, it appears that they escaped full condemnation. Nonetheless, this deposition provides evidence to suggest that Donald McDonald and his wife were indeed Unionists and still loyal to the United States government in 1861, although they continued to reside in Georgia during the Civil War.
The collection consists of a sworn statement regarding P.W.J. Echols' loyalty, dated July 17, 1872, Upson County, Georgia.
Donald McDonald deposition. MS 2406. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.