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Dec 22, 2007

Judge Thomas G. Morgan Family, prominent BR Family of 1800's

Judge Thomas Gibbes Morgan Family
The Morgan family was a prominent Baton Rouge family
in the 19th century, they lived on Church St., now called 4th St.

Photos of Family
Father - Judge Thomas Gibbes Morgan
http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/dawson/ill7.html
Mother -  Sarah 'Fowler' Morgan
http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/dawson/ill4.html
Daughter - Sarah 'Morgan' Dawson
http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/dawson/dawsonfp.gif  

Sarah Morgan, daughter of Judge Morgan wrote,
a now famous, Diary called, "A Confederate Girls' Diary",
She wrote about the Union troops garrisoned in Baton Rouge.
link -[ Short synopsis of Sarah's story
Interesting summary on the Morgan family (see link that follows)

Morgan House site on 4th St.

Plaque reads:
MORGAN HOUSE SITE
On this site stood the home where Sarah Morgan Dawson (1842-1909) wrote A Confederate Girl's Diary, which has become a Civil War classic. The diary depicts the occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces.

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