Today, April 23...

In Georgia History

James Earl Ray Died

In Nashville, Tenn., James Earl Ray died of kidney failure and liver disease at age 70. Thirty years earlier, Ray had avoided the possibility of a death sentence by pleading guilty to killing Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, for...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Soldier Wrote Home, Staying Until Bitter End

A Georgia soldier in North Carolina wrote home to his wife; he was one of those who was staying until the final surrender, while many were deserting. “I am not yet in any proper frame of mind for letter writing....
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In Their Own Words

Diary Entry on Georgia Charter Signing

Sir John Percival, later designated first Earl of Egmont, was a member of the House of Commons who had served on James Oglethorpe’s committee that investigated London’s prisons. Both were key forces in the movement to create a colony from...
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