Today, December 18...

In Georgia History

State School Superintendent Position Created

Gov. Charles J. Jenkins signed an act creating a state Superintendent of Public Education and Georgia Schools. Duties of the office included submitting plans to the General Assembly for the “management and improvement and better organization of the Georgia schools”...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Sherman Wrote of Plan for Attacking Savannah

Union General William T. Sherman wrote in his memoirs concerning his plans for attacking Savannah. “On the 18th of December, at my camp by the side of the plank-road, eight miles back of Savannah, I received General Hardee’s [Dec. 17]...
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In Their Own Words

Sherman Letter Regarding Savannah

General Sherman wrote a letter to Grant outlining his plans to attack Savannah. In his memoirs he wrote: “On the 18th of December, at my camp by the side of the plank-road, eight miles back of Savannah, I received General...
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