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In Georgia History

Ben Fortson Born

Future Georgia Secretary of State Benjamin Wynn Fortson, Jr. was born in Tignall, Georgia. After graduating from Georgia Tech and starting a career in banking, Fortson’s life was changed by a near-fatal automobile accident. After reading and reflecting while convalescing,...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Soldier Wished to be Home for Christmas

A Georgia soldier in Virginia wrote home to his wife, telling her how much he wished he could be home for the holidays. “…You will not receive this before Christmas holidays. I would be glad if I could be with...
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In Their Own Words

Pro-Secession Resolution Adopted

The Georgia General Assembly adopted a pro-secession resolution that among other provisions noted: “That, should any or all of the Southern States determine in the present emergency to withdraw from the Union and resume their sovereignty, it is the sense...
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