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In Georgia History

Douglas Campaigned in Atlanta

Presidential candidate Stephen Douglas brought his campaign to Atlanta. Douglas’s vice-presidential nominee was former Georgia governor Herschel Johnson.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Letter Showed Unreliable Mail Delivery

A Georgia soldier stationed in Florida wrote home to his wife; this letter shows the unreliability of Civil War mail delivery. “… My Dear wife this is to inform you that yours came safe to hand I was vary glad...
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In Their Own Words

Journal Entry on Formation of Atlanta as City

Atlanta schoolmaster William White, who was active in the movement to make Atlanta an official city, wrote in his journal: “Was present this evening at the meeting of the citizens of Atlanta to petition for a City Government… . A...
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