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In Georgia History

Georgia Ceded Western Territories

Meeting in Washington, D.C., a panel consisting of James Madison, Albert Gallatin, and Levi Lincoln representing the U.S. and Abraham Baldwin, James Jackson, and John Milledge representing Georgia signed an agreement whereby Georgia ceded all territories west of its present...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Andersonville Already Overcrowded

A Confederate inspector was quoted in a Columbus newspaper that an additional stockade needed to be built at Camp Sumter (Andersonville prison) to relieve overcrowding, and that the inmate hospital, then operating inside the stockade, should be relocated outside it.
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In Their Own Words

Journal Entry on Soldiers Returning to Georgia

In Washington, Georgia, Eliza Frances Andrews recorded in her journal the arrival of the first groups of returning Georgia soldiers who had served with Robert E. Lee at the time of his surrender two weeks earlier: “The shattered remains of...
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