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In Georgia History

Constitutional Education Required

Gov. Clifford Walker signed an act requiring that all schools and colleges in Georgia supported by public funds to provide instruction in the essentials of the U.S. and Georgia constitutions, and that no student could graduate without first passing an...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Forage Scarce, Concern about War’s End, Pleasant Encounter

William King of Cobb County wrote in his diary of the countryside having little to offer foragers, his concerns about how the war will end, and an unexpectedly pleasant encounter one young lady had with a Yankee soldier. “The foraging...
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In Their Own Words

Union Order Against Plundering

Eight days after Gen. Hood had issued a similar order to his Confederate troops defending Atlanta, Union Maj. Gen. Schofield issued Special Field Order No. 88 to soldiers and officers of the Army of the Ohio, which provided in part:...
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