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In Georgia History

Cherokee Land Lottery Began

In Milledgeville, then state capital of Georgia, the Cherokee land lottery began. In the first part, approximately 85,000 Georgians were competing for 18,309 160-acre land lots, while in part two of the lottery, 133,000 participants were in the drawing for...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Diary Entry on Hiding Livestock from Yankees

A Georgia man wrote in his journal of hiding livestock from the approaching Yankees. “Yankees at Lithonia and may be here today or tomorrow. Are getting things put away from them… . With sheep and cattle being out of the...
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In Their Own Words

Oglethorpe Recruited Indians to Fight Spanish

William Stephens wrote in his journal of James Oglethorpe meeting with Indians to help fight the Spanish: “…This Day the General purposed to have left us; but upon Intelligence received, that a Body of Indians, partly Chickasaws, and partly Euchies,...
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