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In Georgia History

Zell Miller Appointed to Senate

Zell Miller was appointed to the vacant U.S. Senate seat of Paul Coverdell (who had died July 18) by Georgia governor Roy Barnes, until an election could be held.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Athens Newspapers on Victory at Manassas

News of the victory at Manassas had reached the Southern Banner of Athens, via a Charleston, S.C. newspaper. The Southern Watchman, also of Athens, joined in the celebration and thanksgiving.
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In Their Own Words

Fighting in Atlanta Described in Letter

Lt. Col. Fredrick Winkler of the 26th Wisconsin Infantry wrote to his wife of the previous day’s fighting in the Atlanta Campaign: “I was interrupted about twenty-four hours ago by sudden and lively fire at our skirmish line, which brought...
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