Today, July 23...

In Georgia History

Oglethorpe Left Georgia for Final Time

In Savannah, Gen. James Oglethorpe boarded a ship to return to England. [Some sources say Oglethorpe sailed from Georgia on July 22, though the more persuasive date seems to be the 23rd.] Oglethorpe’s trip to England was prompted by two...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Union Soldier Wrote of the Battle of Atlanta

A Wisconsin soldier in Georgia wrote again to his wife, describing what he had heard of the Battle of Atlanta, mentioning McPherson’s death. “I wrote you last on the field of battle, on the field of victory, when we had...
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In Their Own Words

Stephens Relayed Indian Information to Oglethorpe

William Stephens relayed information he had received on the Cherokee Indians to James Oglethorpe (the General). although he doubted the truthfulness of it: “…Received a Letter this Morning from Lieutenant Kent at Fort Augusta, brought me by one Morrison, who...
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