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In Georgia History

Benjamin Mays President of Morehouse

On his birthday, Benjamin Mays was named president of Morehouse College in Atlanta. During his presidency, the college’s enrollment doubled, while its endowment increased four-fold.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Georgia Soldier Survivied Horrifying Ordeal

A Georgia soldier in a hospital in Griffin wrote to his family about his horrifying ordeal after being wounded at Battle of Peachtree Creek. “…I am yet alive and doing as well as could be expected, though I have been...
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In Their Own Words

Report from Oglethorpe Man from St. Augustine

From Ebenezer, Johann Martin Boltzius recorded in his journal a meeting with someone who had been with James Oglethorpe on his failed siege of St. Augustine: “Before the morning divine service an Englishman came to me with a letter asking...
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