Author John W. Latty, from Gainesville, will discuss his newly released book, "Carrying off the Cherokee, Buffington's Mounted Georgia Militia Company." A true account of one militia company which took part in the Cherokee Removal of 1838 often referred to as the "Trail of Tears."
Mr. Latty is a retired police officer whose family have lived in Hall County since 1817. He is an avid history enthusiast who has written four books. In 2007 Mr. Latty published "A Fine Body of Athletic Soldiers" detailing the history of the 11th Georgia Cavalry Regiment. This unit was comprised of NE Georgia soldiers and Company E from Lumpkin County.
John will have copies of each book available for sale and signing upon conclusion of the program. "Carrying off the Cherokee is $10.00" and "A Fine Body of Athletic Soldiers" is $15.00.
We hope you can join us for this entertaining and informative program which describes a big chapter of Lumpkin County’s history.
Thursday October 11, 2012 at 7pm, Dahlonega Community House, Dahlonega, Georgia
The Community House is at the corner of N. Park St. and Hawkins St: map
Come and bring a friend.