Father Sherman Afraid to March
”Returns to Fort
Oglethorpe and Will Endeavor
to Get Another Escort.
Makes Himself Famous.
to The Georgian.
Chattanooga, Tenn. May 5---Rev. Father Sherman, who has
now become famous because of his own ‘march to the sea’ over the route taken by
his distinguished father, returned to the post at Fort Oglethorpe today soon
after the escort which left here Monday morning. It is stated today from a very reliable
source that Father Sherman is a little afraid to continue the march to the sea
without an escort, and he is not going to go alone. He will take another step to get this or
another escort to go over the route to Cartersville,
Ga. Again and
from that point to Atlanta
and on to the sea. Father Sherman
had gone only as far as Cartersville when his escort was recalled by the war
department. Just what steps Father
Sherman will take in getting a military escort is not known, but he says he
will not move another step over the 1906 ‘march to the sea’ without a military
escort. He does not seem to want to take
the advice from the Southern people that if he goes alone he will be received
in only the hospitable manner to which Southerners are capable. It was stated here that if Father Sherman
undertakes to go again with a military escort of United States soldiers he will
encounter similar trouble when he undertakes to make the march Monday.
Camped Near Calhoun. Special to The
Georgian. Calhoun, Ga.,
May 5—Father Sherman and escort of cavalry camped at the Richard Peters stock
farm near Calhoun Thursday night and left early Friday morning for Chickamauga.
here, he said he had no ill will for the people of Georgia, attributing all the
trouble to politics. He said he was
president of a Chicago
college, and that there were 65,000 people in this parish. He is interested in a bill now before
congress to pay for the Baptist and Presbyterian churches at Calhoun, which
were taken and used for army purposes when his father was here on his memorable
march to the sea. On his return home,
Father Sherman said, he would take the matter up with his congressman and urge
the passage of the bill. Father Sherman
made a good impression on those who met him.
The party camped at Dalton Friday night,
and from there proceeded on to Chickamauga.
Keiley disapproves Father Sherman’s Trip. Savannah, Ga., May 5—The
Rt. Rev. Benjamin J. Keiley, Bishop of Georgia, has
returned to Savannah,
after spending a fortnight in the north.
While away, he attended the celebration in commemoration of the
anniversary of the Baltimore
cathedral. He was asked for an interview
concerning Father Sherman’s proposed trip through Georgia. Though he declined to be interviewed on the
subject, it is known that he did not look upon it with favor. Indeed, it is said by friends close to him,
that the bishop would not have received Father Sherman had he come to Savannah.” The Atlanta
Georgian May 5, 1906
Background Information: Father Thomas Ewing
Sherman, S. J. 10/12/1856-4/29/1933, lawyer, educator, and Catholic priest, was the fourth child of William Tecumseh Sherman and his wife
Eleanor Boyle Sherman, née Ewing. Tom Sherman
was graduated from Georgetown University when eighteen years
of age and two years later received a graduate degree from Yale University.
He was trained to be a lawyer but in 1878 decided to join the Society of
Jesus (the Jesuits) and was ordained a priest the following year.
Father Sherman later taught philosophy at Saint Louis University and served as an
during the Spanish-American War of 1898. When he
reached his mid-fifties, he began experiencing mental problems and suffered
from long bouts of depression. Perhaps this explains his obsession to repeat
his father’s March to The Sea.
The Proud Traditions of Georgia
All Indians did not go West
to Oklahoma and Kansas.
Many of mixed lineages stayed behind and continued to farm their lands.
They maintained their heritage inside the framework of organized tribes. Starting
in about 1880’s the Georgia
newspapers published accounts of the annual “Great Councils” organized by the
Red Men of Georgia. Each tribe had its representatives. For example, the Great Council of 1906 which
was held in Brunswick, Georgia, was represented by Atlantans as follows:
Cherokee Tribe No. 1 – J. E. S. Cooper, Dr.
Charles J. Vaughn, R. F. Know, W. D. Green, C. M. Kister,
G. H. Hinnat, H. Ivey, J. B. Wallace, H. A. Barton
and W. R. Bean. Mohawk
Tribe No. 5 – G. F. Barrett, W. F. Freeman, H. Davis, R. T. Peavy. Comanche
Tribe No. 6 – S. L. Blanchard, M. Cain, J. E. Bowden, J. R. McMichael, J. A. Bohannon, J. F> Bradley, W. T. Dozier,
N. H. Matthews, J. W. Asbury, G. B. Beauchamp, W. L. Hollingsworth. Powhaton Tribe No. 8—E. L.
Brooks and G. A. Bates. Conesauga Tribe No. 23—E. B.
Yancey, G. F. Murray, J. B> Davies, S. W. Lord. Apalachia Tribe, No. 31—W. B. Bowen and Thomas A. Pinson. Choctaw Tribe No. 35—W. M. Tidwen, N. Light. Chippewa Tribe No. 50—T. W. Pepper, A.
F. Lee, C. W. Harris. Etowah Tribe No. 45—E. D. Thomas. Silver Cloud Council No. 1, Daughters
of Pocahontas—J. P. Nash, T. H. J. Miller, D. E. Green, W. B. Stewart. Tallaluah Council No. 4—L. F. Millican, Joseph Ivey. Eufaula Council No. 8—V. J. Dennis, J.
W. Mulkey. Pocahontas Council No. 14—L. E.
Rose Council No. 16—W. B. Holcomb, W. M. Silvey.
The Great Chief of Council for 1906
was: James L. Mayson,
Comanche, No. 6, Atlanta. The Atlanta Georgian May 5, 1906.
To find references to Georgia relatives of Cherokees and Creek Indians
see the Dawes Rolls of 1908. These rolls consists of thousands of applications of
prospective relatives from Georgia
looking to receive a distribution of Oklahoma
lands being deeded to those having at least 1/32nd Indian blood and
who could prove it. Most of the applications from Georgia
came from Gilmer, Cherokee, Hall, White and Forsyth Counties. The applications may be read at the –U. S. Archives (or Federal
in Georgia). Older Indian Rolls such as the Old Settler
Rolls, etc. were used to prove lineages.
In other words, as Indians were transported to other areas, the names of
those being transported were recorded.
This invaluable resource contains a wealth of genealogical information.
The Georgians by Jeannette Holland Austin published in 1986 has been updated and is now
available to subscribers of www.georgiapioneers.com
Genealogies - Autry/Awtry of White & Cobb Counties; Brown of Franklin Co.;
Cleveland of South Carolina and Cobb Co.; Donaldson of Fulton Co.; Gignilliat of Cobb Co.; Hames of
Murray Co.; Moore of Floyd and Cobb Counties; Slaton of Fulton Co.; Register of
Laurens Co.; Richardson of Upson & Fulton Counties;
Scoggins; Shattles of Monroe & Upson Counties; Simms;
Stapleton; Stubblefield; Taylor; Traylor;
Warren; Voss of Culpepper Co., Virginia & Cobb County; Warnock and Wise
History of First Settlers to
Golden Isles of Georgia, including photographs. If you plan a trip, be sure and print out
this history to take with you !
European History Books Online
King Charles II of England;
Monarchy: King Heremon by Jeannette Holland Austin;
of England: Makers of History; Queen
Victoria: Great Britain and Her Queen; Heraldry
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