Today, October 24...

In Georgia History

James Milton Smith Born

Politician James Milton Smith was born in Twiggs County, Georgia. Smith began his political career by serving in the Confederate Congress after being severely wounded in the Battle of Cold Harbor. Following the war, he and Peter Alexander began a...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Condemned Murderers in Georgia

Earlier in the week, a man had written the Georgia governor concerned that his sons would be tempted to drink while in the army. Perhaps he was worried because he knew of this case, reprinted (from an Atlanta newspaper) in...
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In Their Own Words

Early Atlanta Rowdy

Two months before Atlanta was incorporated by the General Assembly, Atlanta schoolmaster William N. White (who was active in the movement to make the town an official city) wrote in his journal on this Sunday: “We have in Atlanta as...
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