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In Georgia History

Atlanta Evacuated, Ammo Trains Destroyed, Mayor Surrendered

With the arrival of the first minutes of September 2, all Confederate troops had been pulled out of Atlanta - that is, all but a few cavalry with a special mission. Gen. Hood had no intention of leaving the Union...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Soldier Wrote of Horrible Train Accident

A Georgia soldier on his way back to Virginia after being home on furlough wrote to his uncle about a horrible train accident. The Confederates had tried to move a train load of wounded men from Atlanta, but had not...
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In Their Own Words

Financial and Marital Struggles Recorded in Journal

In Richmond County, the financial woes of Gertrude Thomas (or more accurately those of her husband) continued well past Reconstruction. Eventually, she opened a school to supplement their meager income. On this day, as she was searching for strength to...
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