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In Georgia History

Helen Douglas Mankin Died

Helen Douglas Mankin, the first Georgia woman elected to Congress, died in Atlanta following an automobile accident. For more information on Mankin, see the Sept. 11, 1894 entry.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Richmond Newspaper Report on Battle of Atlanta

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported on the Battle of Atlanta, including the death of Union General James McPherson, but incorrectly indicated it was “glorious news.”
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In Their Own Words

Letter Described Status of Atlanta Campaign

Lt. Col. Fredrick Winkler of the 26th Wisconsin Infantry wrote his wife of the status of Sherman’s campaign to take Atlanta: “We are very near Atlanta, actually besieging it, only I doubt whether we have troops enough wholly to encompass...
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