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In Georgia History

Georgia Militia Enrolled for Cherokee Removal

On the day Gen. Winfield Scott had told the Cherokees that their emigration to the West had to begin, Pres. Martin Van Buren wrote the governors of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina requesting an extension of two years for...
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In Their Own Words

Atlanta Males Called for Defense

Realizing that Confederate forces had been unable to stop Sherman’s march on the city, Atlanta mayor James M. Calhoun issued the following proclamation: “In view of the dangers which threaten us, and in pursuance of a call made by General...
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