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In Georgia History

“Stand By My Woman Man” Topped Charts

Ronnie Milsap’s “(I’m A) Stand by My Woman Man” was on top of the country music charts. Milsap attended Young Harris College and has been a friend of Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, also a Young Harris grad.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Confederate Ammunition Train Destroyed; Atlanta Surrendered

By the morning of September 2, all Confederate troops had been pulled out of Atlanta - except a few cavalry with a special mission. General John Bell Hood had no intention of leaving the Union army anything of military value,...
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In Their Own Words

Union Soldier Recorded Fall of Atlanta

Col. Fredrick Winkler of the 26th Wisconsin Infantry wrote his wife with news of victory in the Atlanta Campaign, although he seemed more concern with politics: “I have good news - Atlanta is ours. A strong reconnoitering party was sent...
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