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In Georgia History

Act to Merge Milton County with Fulton

In the second year of the Great Depression, Gov. Richard Russell signed an act incorporating Milton County into its southern neighbor, Fulton County, conditioned on approval of a referendum in each county. The momentum for the merger came from rural...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Soldier Wrote of Getting Accustomed to Combat

A Georgia soldier in Virginia wrote home to his wife, telling her of a fellow officer who liked to drink, but was good at fighting. He also talked of getting accustomed to combat. “…Col M is still in Richmond. Did...
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In Their Own Words

First Attempt at Charter

The first actual attempt to seek a charter for Georgia was made by John Percival (the future Earl of Egmont), James Oglethorpe, and other associates interested in creating a new British colony in America. On this date, Percival recorded in...
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