Talk:Georgia Militia

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During the War Between the States[edit]

Rebel soldiers sang, There sat the Georgia militia, eating goober peas!

The refrain, noted on the Goober Peas Talk page, came about from Ga. Gov. Joe Brown's reluctance to send Georgia troops out of the state — particularly, the Militia. Gov. Brown also exempted slaveholders' eldest sons from conscription, on the grounds that Georgia needed them home to manage slaves engaged in provisioning Confederate armies. Many of these sons organized themselves as Club Cavalry and got themselves horses and fancy uniforms, but no cavalry or other military training. Some, acting more-or-less as part of the militia, were at the Battle of Griswoldville. There, in trying to expunge the goober peas slur, the last remaining unit of the Georgia militia five times assaulted entrenched Union cavalry armed with repeating rifles, and littered the battlefield with Georgia graybeards and boys. My granddaddy's granddaddy, age 46, was among them. --Pawyilee (talk) 14:58, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Militia district[edit]

From the web site of Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp: 2,500+word article with endnotes reads in part

GAGenWeb Project

Georgia Militia Districts

North Georgia Area Command (N.G.A.C.)

Local Militia Units currently known to be active in NGAC: List

--Pawyilee (talk) 14:17, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Lousy article[edit]

The article as presently written is truly awful. I really don't have time to work on it, but the above official state references on the topic should be a good place to start for those who do have the time. The majority of US Georgians know diddly squat about the militia, about the Yamasee War that made a Militia seem a necessity to Oglethorpe, or how the Militia evolved over time. The Militia has always been a political unit, and at law still is a political unit, and that some modern Georgians are playing politics with the Militia is a good thing consistent with its history, but those editing this article should get their act together! --Pawyilee (talk) 10:34, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Modern Georgia Militia[edit]

I have removed the information about the seperate, modern entity known as Georgia Militia. I have suggested to the main contributors to that section to create a new article, perhaps under Georgia Militia (modern), although it would then have to pass the notability guidelines. The information about the modern militia does not belong in this article. Angryapathy (talk) 21:08, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Timothyxomog, 7 January 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} The information I have attempted to edit is an addition to the Georgia Militia History. The Militia Of Georgia is still in existence and very much active.and under the command of the State Governor. This information is both available and verifiable. All of this information can be verifiale by Contacting the State Governor or by emediate Militia Command. Information is as below

Information to be added[edit]

Militia - n. 1. An army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers. 2. A military force that is not part of a regular army and is subject to call for service in an emergency. 3. The whole body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service.

Formerly the GEORGIA MILITIA The Militia of Georgia lays claim to being the Only legitimate and constitutional militia representing all the citizenry of Georgia. M.O.G {MILITIA OF GEORGIA} IS the oldest and most continuous militia in existence in the United States and the largest in Georgia. When ordered by the Governor, Our Mission is to provide an organized, trained, disciplined, rapid response volunteer force to assist state and local government agencies, and civil relief organizations in impending or actual emergencies to assure the welfare and safety of the citizens of Georgia. Jimmy A. Wynn. Commanding Officer Timothy Wayne Peckinpaugh Executive Commander

The Militia of Georgia is a nonprofit, unincorporated association of volunteer activists working to restore and promote the ideals of Freedom, Liberty and God given Rights. We are activists, patriots and citizen soldiers defending the Blessings of Liberty that our forefathers fought, bled and died in order to secure for us and generations yet to be born. The Militia of Georgia is a constitutional militia - and as of this writing the only constitutional militia in existence in the state of Georgia. The Militia of Georgia is never a racist organization and excepts New members regardless of skin color or ethnic back ground.

Below is information directly verified about this organization.

The Militia Of Georgia does not advocate any illegal activity. The Militia of Georgia's sole existence is to train citizens in the defense of the state and its Citizens. The Militia Of Georgia has an "Elected" body of commanders "Elected" by its members. The Militia Of Georgia Never asks for money from members. The Militia Of Georgia has Free Educational Opportunities available to all members.

The "Real" Militia Of Georgia can only be located at this online address http://www.freeforum101.com/usmilitias/viewtopic.php?t=305&mforum=usmilitias All of this can be verified at the web address listed or through email address redacted by User:Qwyrxian.

Timothyxomog (talk) 00:17, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. The link you provided is to a forum, and thus does not qualify as a reliable source. Furthermore, it appears to be a totally different organization from the very historical one described in this article. If you have a reliable source (newspaper article, academic journal, etc.) that can confirm that these two organizations are somehow related, then it's possible info could be added, but otherwise this cannot appear in this article. Qwyrxian (talk) 10:41, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Can Timothyxomog show us where a link to a forum is not a reliable source? What makes a past article or a dead website any more relevant than a current source where real people can be asked? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.88.146.245 (talk) 09:01, 24 March 2013 (UTC)