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GEORGIA ARMY. The Georgia Army was a vigilante group that operated in Montague County for a few days in 1872. It apparently was established to combat general lawlessness, especially widespread cattle and horse thievery by outlaws from Indian Territory. Its members were recruited, for the most part, from southern Montague County. The Georgia Army was organized and led by a man named Williamson from Georgia. The group operated in the county for a week or so, during which time they forced the resignation of the county sheriff and convinced several people suspected of illegal activities to leave the area. Incidents of law breaking reportedly decreased thereafter.


Jeff S. Henderson, ed., One Hundred Years in Montague County, Texas (St. Jo, Texas: Ipta Printer, 1978).

Brian Hart


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Brian Hart, "GEORGIA ARMY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.