Today, October 24...

In Georgia History

Sonny Terry Born

Blues singer and harmonica player Sonny Terry was born in Greene County, Georgia. Terry toured and recorded with guitarist Brownie McGhee in 1941. He died on March 11, 1986.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Editorial on “Stragglers”

While one newspaper had reported on problem officers earlier in the week (on October 21), on this day the Georgia Weekly Telegraph Macon reported that not enlisted men were adhering to their duty either.
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In Their Own Words

First Colonists Attended Trustees Meeting

In London, Sir John Percival (would would become the first Earl of Egmont in 1733) recorded that attending this day’s meeting of Georgia’s Trustees were the first colonists selected to go to Georgia: “… The persons appointed for the Embarkation...
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