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In Georgia History

Hood Began Moving Around Atlanta

Gen. John Bell Hood directed his Confederate troops to begin moving out of Lovejoy’s Station, where they had been resting during Sherman’s occupation of Atlanta. What was left of Hood’s forces after the disastrous Atlanta Campaign headed west towards the...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Athens Newspapers Mentioned Sick Soldiers and Need to Care for Them

Even more deadly than battle was disease, as evidenced by this item from the Southern Banner of Athens; it also mentioned Athens native Howell Cobb. The Southern Watchman, also of Athens, published the results of a local meeting to raise...
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In Their Own Words

Georgia Soldier Died from Friendly Fire

From Camp Bartow, Va., Lavender Ray of the 1st Georgia Infantry wrote his mother about the accidental loss of a soldier in the 12th Georgia due to friendly fire: “We were now upon the side of the mountain about 2...
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