William Clayton Fain: Georgia Unionist

William Clayton Fain: Georgia Unionist (HM14WW)

Location: Blue Ridge, GA 30513 Fannin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 51.883', W 84° 19.5'

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One of the leading Unionists in the state during the Civil War, William Clayton Fain was born in Georgia in 1825. A Fannin County lawyer and state representative, he served in the 1861 Secession Convention, where he opposed Georgia leaving the United States and refused to sign the Ordinance of Secession. During the Civil War, Fain was an outspoken supporter of the United States and an anti-Confederate leader among the sizeable number of Unionists in Fannin and adjoining counties. In 1864, the U.S. Army authorized him to raise recruits, which he conducted into Federal lines. Fain was captured and killed by Confederates near Ducktown, Tennessee, on April 6, 1864. He was one of many Southerners who opposed the Confederacy, including 400,000 - primarily from the Upper South - who enlisted in the U.S. armed forces.
HM NumberHM14WW
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number55-02
Year Placed2012
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Georgia Department of Economic Development and Georgia Battlefields Association
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 744530 N 3861305
Decimal Degrees34.86471667, -84.32500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.883', W 84° 19.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 52.98" N, 84° 19' 30.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 787 E Main St, Blue Ridge GA 30513, US
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