Lucius J. Gartrell

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(7 January, 1821 -- 7 April, 1891) Gartrell was an American lawyer and politician. Born near Wilkes County, Ga., Gartrell studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. After moving to Atlanta, Gartrell was elected Solicitor General of the Norther Judicial Circuit in 1843 and resigned in 1847. Gartrell served as a member of the State House of Representatives from 1847 to 1850. Gartrell was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth congresses and served from March 4th, 1857 to January 23rd, 1861. After withdrawing and giving adherence to the Southern Confederacy, Gartrell organized the Seventh Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Gartrell served as Clolonel until he resigned in 1862. Gartrell was elected to the Confederate Congress and served until 1864, when he was appointed Brigadier General in the Confederate service. After an unsuccessful run for Governor in 1882, Gartrell retired until he died in 1891. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Georgia Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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