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The Generals Daughter: Julia Laura Jackson Christian

The Generals Daughter: Julia Laura Jackson ChristianBy Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery
Tonight I would like to present to you the young lady, Julia Laura Jackson Christian. Certainly, many other women could have been chosen to be the topic of a lecture, who were the daughters of the Confederacy. Women like Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy at
the age of 17, who was the daughter of Benjamin Reed Boyd, a Confederate soldier in the Second Virginia Regiment of the “Stonewall Brigade.” Another woman is
Helen Keller, who was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, and whose father was Arthur Henley Keller, a Captain in the Confederate Army. Another is Mildred Lewis Rutherford, a prolific pro-Confederate writer, whose father was Williams Rutherford, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Georgia and had two uncles who were Confederate Generals: Howell Cobb (a Major General) and Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb (a Brigadier General). And the list goes on. But for tonight, I would…