Donald McDonald deposition

Donald McDonald deposition

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: McDonald, Donald
Title: Donald McDonald deposition
Dates: 1872 July 17
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2406

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a sworn statement regarding P.W.J. Echols' loyalty, dated July 17, 1872, Upson County, Georgia.

Index Terms

Allegiance--Georgia--Upson County.
Depositions--Georgia--Upson County.
Echols, P. W. J.
McDonald, Donald

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Donald McDonald deposition. MS 2406. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Deposition, 1872 July 17