Those Southern Lamars

Those Southern Lamars

The Stories of Five Illustrious Lamars

Book - 2000
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Fascinating real life stories of five Lamar family members. Included are a fantastically successful New York banker who returned to Savannah and started a blockade running company which was not successful. At the end of the war Sherman seized tons of his cotton. It took him years, but he was finally able to recover a fortune of more than $25 million (in today´s money) back in the 1870´s. Two Lamars were U. S. Supreme Court justices, and one of these had been deepely involved in a variety of Confederate activities, including writing the article of secession for Mississippi. After the war he returned to the U.S. Congress as senator from Mississippi, and based on his activities there, John F. Kennedy wrote about him in the book "Profiles in Courage". Another was a hero of the Texas battle of San Jacinto and later became President of Texas. They named a county and a University after him. Yet another was a slave-blockade runner and had owned the infamous slave ship "Wanderer". This red-headed firebrand was the last Confederate officer killed in a Civil War battle. For more information, please visit

Publisher: [S.l.] : Xlibris Corp., c2000
ISBN: 9780738824109
Branch Call Number: GENREF 929.2 Lamar Coughlin
Characteristics: 184 p. ; 22 cm


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