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In Georgia History

Joseph Wheeler Died

Former Confederate general Joseph “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler died in Brooklyn, New York. Joseph Wheeler, Jr. was born in Augusta, Georgia on Sept. 10, 1836. After his mother died in 1842, his father took the family to Connecticut, where he owned...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Secession Convention Adopted Laws Similar to Previous Laws

Georgia’s secession convention continued meeting - today receiving reports from Mississippi and Tennessee, and adopting several ordinances regarding the structure of the government and judicial system, since they were no longer a part of the United States. However, they did...
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In Their Own Words

Assembly Recognized Henry Parker

In March 1750, Georgia’s Trustees appointed Henry Parker as vice president of the colony. Georgia president William Stephens, who was 78, subsequently resigned because of illness and his advanced age. On Jan. 25, 1751, Georgia’s first representative assembly convened in...
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