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In Georgia History

William H. Crawford Appointed Secretary of the Treasury

President James Monroe appointed Georgian William H. Crawford, then U.S. Secretary of War, to be U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Crawford would head the Treasury Department - at the time the largest agency in the federal government - for the...
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In Their Own Words

Farmer Hid Livestock from Yankees

From his plantation near Rockbridge, Thomas Maguire wrote of the occupation of the Atlanta area by Union troops: “Yankees at Lithonia and may be here today or tomorrow. Are getting things put away from them… . With sheep and cattle...
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