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In Georgia History

James Wright Arrived in Georgia

James Wright arrived in Georgia after a voyage from England. He took the oaths of office as lieutenant governor, but in actuality became acting governor when Henry Ellis left Georgia two days later. Wright was appointed royal governor in April...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Harper’s Weekly Printed News and Image Regarding Thomas

This week’s edition of Harper’s Weekly printed the news of the dismissal of General William Rosecrans and his replacement by General George H. Thomas - referred to as the “hero of Chicamauga.” They also printed an illustration of Thomas’ men...
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In Their Own Words

Decision to Send Salzburgers to Georgia Recorded

In London, the Earl of Egmont recorded the decision by the Trustees to send to Georgia some of the Salzburger Protestants then temporarily living in Rotterdam after being expelled from Salzburg, Austria: “A letter was read, requesting that Several hundred...
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