CS Con -Blandford, Mark Harden - C.S. Congressman, GA

Mark Harden Blandford:
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Born: July 13, 1826
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Birthplace: Warren County Georgia
Father: Clark Blandford 1790 – 1845
Mother: Nancy L. Hardin 1798 – 1832

Wife: Sarah C. Daniel 1832 – 1877
(Buried: Linwood Cemetery Columbus Georgia)

Children:
Robert Hall Blandford 1856 – 1904
(Buried: Linwood Cemetery Columbus Georgia)
John W. Blandford 1861 – 1921
(Buried: Linwood Cemetery Columbus Georgia)
Lucy May Blandford 1868 – 1947
(Buried: Linwood Cemetery Columbus Georgia)
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Martha Frances Blandford 1871 – 1871
(Buried: Linwood Cemetery Columbus Georgia)


Political Party: Democratic Party


Education:
Attended Mercer University Briefly
Studied law under Attorney Robert Hardeman in Clinton Georgia

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Hamilton Georgia and Tazewell Georgia
Sergeant of First Georgia Regiment in Mexican – American War
Successful Attorney and Mercantile Businessman Buena Vista Georgia

Civil War Career:
Captain in 12th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment
1862: His arm was wounded and amputated Battle of McDowell
1863: Lt. and Judge in the Confederate Military Court
1864 – 1865: Confederate States Congressman from Georgia
1864 – 1865: Member of House Judiciary Committee
Worked in Congress to keep the army at full strength
1864: Proposed to end all exemptions from military service
Proposed to give President Davis complete use of all manpower
Felt the Central Government had to much control on the economy.
Advocate to repeal ban on importation of luxuries
Remained in Richmond until the last day of Congress.

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1869: Attorney in Buena Vista Georgia
1869: Moved to Columbus Georgia
1869 – 1872: Attorney in Columbus Georgia
1872 – 1880: Associate Justice of the Georgia State Supreme Court
1880 – 1902: Attorney in Columbus Georgia


Died:
January 31, 1902
Place of Death: Columbus Georgia
Age at time of Death: 75 years old
Burial Place:
Linwood Cemetery Columbus Georgia
 
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