Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Clinch Brothers from Georgia-- Part 1

I wrote about Duncan Lamont Clinch in my War of 1812 blog.  He was a career Army officer who fought in the War of 1812 as well as the First and Second Seminole Wars in Florida.  Clinch County, Georgia, was named after him as was Fort Clinch on Amelia Island in Florida.  He also led the attack on Negro Fort in 1816.

He became a very wealthy plantation owner and served in the U.S. House of Representatives.

From Wikipedia.

Two of his sons served in the Confederate Army.

COL. DUNCAN LAMONT CLINCH, JR.  commanded the 4th Georgia Cavalry, CSA and fought at the Battle of Olustee in Florida and the Atlanta Campaign.  His father-in-law was Robert Anderson, the commander of Fort Sumter when it was attacked at the beginning of the war.

CAPTAIN NICHOLAS BAYARD CLINCH ( 1832-1888).  Commander of Clinch's Light Battery, also called Clinch's Artillery Company. They were attached to older brother Duncan's 4th Georgia Cavalry.

Buried at Thunderbolt, Chatham County, Georgia.

--Old Secesh

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