Creator

Date Original

1865-1967

Description

This collection contains copies of historical accounts written by Josiah H. Demby about the CattersonMilitia, with signed affidavits of witnesses and a letter to Powell Clayton. Also included is Demby's CivilWar discharge.

Biographical/Historical Note

Josiah H. Demby was born in Georgia around 1840 and moved to Arkansas prior to 1860. He served inthe Civil War as First Lieutenant in Company G, 4th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalary, United States Army.He was discharged June 13, 1865. After the war, he served in General R.F. Catterson's militia that helpedto maintain order against the Ku Klux Klan active in southern Arkansas.He served as a State Representative in 1868 for Scott, Polk, Montgomery, and Hot Spring counties and in1879 for Montgomery County. He died February 13, 1918, in Hot Springs.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Georgia

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.007.008

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Josiah H. Demby papers [photocopies], SMC.007.008

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Josiah H. Demby papers [photocopies], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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