Today, October 22...

In Georgia History

John Forsyth Born

Georgia and U.S. politician John Forsyth was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. See Oct. 21 entry for biographical information on Forsyth.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Diary Entry on Hiding Livestock from Yankees

A Georgia man wrote in his journal of hiding livestock from the approaching Yankees. “Yankees at Lithonia and may be here today or tomorrow. Are getting things put away from them… . With sheep and cattle being out of the...
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In Their Own Words

Farmer Hid Livestock from Yankees

From his plantation near Rockbridge, Thomas Maguire wrote of the occupation of the Atlanta area by Union troops: “Yankees at Lithonia and may be here today or tomorrow. Are getting things put away from them… . With sheep and cattle...
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