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In Georgia History

Hoke Smith Born

Future Georgia governor Hoke Smith was born in Newton, North Carolina. After the Civil War, Smith’s family moved to Atlanta. Here, he studied law and was admitted to practice at age 17. In the following years, he invested wisely and...
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In Their Own Words

Union Troops Entering Atlanta Witnessed

In Atlanta, merchant Samuel P. Richards finally witnessed what he never thought would see - Union troops in Atlanta - as recorded in his diary: “About noon today the Yankees came in sure enough. A party of five or six...
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