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Harris Hudgins Mangum

Obituary of Calvin Wheeler Mangum, Atlanta, Georgia.

Calvin Wheeler Mangum, Honorary Commander of Camp W. H. T. Walker, No. 925, U. C. V., of Atlanta, Ga., died at his home in that city on February 10, 1922. He was Acting Commander of this Camp for a number of years, and one of its most popular and best loved members. He was born in Decatur, Ga., October 26, 1845, and lived nearly all his life in Atlanta, just six miles from his birthplace.

At the age of sixteen he entered the service of the Confederacy, was detailed to railroad duty, and kept in that line of work during the entire period of the war. Afterwards he filled different positions of responsibility with the railroads of the State for thirty-five years.

He was interested in and identified with the upbuilding of his home city in the truest sense of the word, havinf served as councilman for several terms and as chairman of many important committees. His last public service was as sherriff of his county from 1909 to 1916.

Comrade Mangum was married twice, his last wife and seven children surviving him. He loved his home, was a devoted husband and father, and the man who counted him friend was fortunate indeed. A charter member of St. Paul's Methodist Church, he enjoyed its services and faithfully performed the duties assigned him there.

[Committee: W. D. Harris, F. L. Hudgins.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, May, 1922.

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