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In Georgia History

Rail Line to Macon Authorized

Gov. Wilson Lumpkin signed an act incorporating the Central Railroad and Canal Co. of Georgia with authority to run a rail line from Savannah to the interior of the state - principally Macon.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Richmond Newspaper Reported Alexander Stephens’ Comments on Cotton and Grain

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported on comments made by Georgian and Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephens, on the importance of growing grain for home consumption, while using cotton for its economic power overseas.
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In Their Own Words

Oath to State of Georgia

Following the Battle of Fredericksburg, there was a surge in enlistments in the Confederate army from Georgia soldiers. But the oath they took was not to the Confederacy, but to the state of Georgia - an example of one signed...
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