Jefferson Davis Tant: The American Civil War

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The date was June 28th, 1861. On this day, Jefferson Davis Tant was born to William and Mattie Tant in Paulding County, Georgia. Merely two months and sixteen days before his birth, the American Civil War had officially begun. This time of horrific tumult and immeasurable sorrow was the world into which the infant Tant was born. At the time of his birth, his father owned eleven farms and a magnificent two-story mansion in northern Georgia. However, the tide of the times would soon affect young J.D. His father would soon lay aside his farming equipment and take up arms to defend his home from the Union armies. His father’s time in service to the Confederacy would soon prove to be in vain, however. In fact, the very home William Tant sought

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