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In Georgia History

UGA Chartered

The Georgia legislature enacted into law Abraham Baldwin’s proposed charter for the University of Georgia. In so doing, Georgia became the first state to charter a state university. The act’s preamble declared: “When the minds of the people in general...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Diary Entry on Hearing of Andersonville Conditions

Eliza Frances Andrews wrote in her diary of meeting at least one Yankee she could like, and of hearing of the horrible conditions inside Andersonville prison. “…While going our rounds in the morning, we found a very important person in...
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In Their Own Words

Confederate Soldier Arrested

From Dalton, Ga., Oliver Strickland wrote to his mother with distressing news. He had been arrested for falling asleep on guard duty and now feared being executed: “Mother, I am sorry [to] write to you my condition. But I reckoned...
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