Garnett Andrews, American lawyer. member Mississippi legislature 1879-1880.
Andrews, Garnett was born on May 15, 1837 in Washington, Georgia, United States. Son of Judge Garnett and Annulet (Ball) Andrews.
Educated Washington Male Academy and University of Georgia.
C. S. A., commanded 8th battalion Confed. Infantry; fought last action of any troops attached to Army of Northern Virginia, at Salisbury, North Carolina, April 12, 1865, three days after Appomattox, where, with 600 men, resisted General Stoneman’s whole division until trains with officials and treasure from Richmond passed South. Desperately wounded there in hand-to-hand combat, shot and sabered.
Lawyer Yazoo City, Mississippi, until 1882. Took leading part in overthrow of carpet-bag government. Member Mississippi legislature 1879-1880.
Removed to Chattanooga 1882. Mayor 1891-1892. Author: Andrews’ Mississippi Digest, 1881. Home: Chattanooga, Tenn.