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In Georgia History

Executive Branch Reorganized

Gov. Richard Russell signed an act providing for a major reorganization of the executive branch of Georgia state government. Russell had campaigned for the office of governor during the Depression on a platform to restructure state government to promote economy...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Georgia Soldier Wrote Fiance, Concerned about Raiders

A Georgia soldier in Virginia wrote to his fiance, glad that she had not had to deal with Yankee raiders yet, but concerned that she may have to with some particularly desperate ones. “…I am truly glad you’ve so far...
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In Their Own Words

Savannah Newspapers Covered 1893 Hurricane

Covering the previous night’s hurricane, one of the most deadly to strike the U.S., a Savannah newspaper reporter wrote: “This morning Savannah is storm-swept. The beautiful city is demolished. Shade trees are strewn along the streets, and the beautiful parks...
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