Today, April 21...

In Georgia History

Oympic Stamps Issued in Atlanta

Following Atlanta’s selection to host the 1996 Summer Olympics, the U.S. Postal Service issued a booklet of 10 U.S. Flag and Olympic Rings stamps. First day of issue ceremonies were held in Atlanta.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Letter Told of Poor Horses and Limited Men

A Georgia cavalryman in Virginia wrote home to his father on the poor condition of their horses and the limited number of men left in their brigade. Yet he remained confident of victory. “…Our horses have gone down to skeletons...
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In Their Own Words

Journal Entry on Returning Home near end of Civil War

After visiting her sister near Albany for several months, 24-year-old Eliza Frances Andrews finally returned by train to her home in Washington, Georgia. In her journal, she recorded the final day of her trip: “That delicious clean bed in Sparta!...
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