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In Georgia History

Andrew Perry Allgood Born

Industrialist Andrew Perry Allgood was born in Laurens County, South Carolina. Allgood’s family moved to the northwestern part of Georgia in 1837, and by 1840 he had established a successful general merchandise business–but Allgood had much larger plans. In 1847...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Soldier Wrote Wife about Battle of Griswoldville

A Georgia soldier who had survived the Battle of Griswoldville wrote to his wife about it. “… On yesterday morning we left camp and marched down the road in pursuit and come to where they [Union forces] were in the...
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In Their Own Words

Harsh Punishments for Impeding Sherman Ordered

From Milledgeville, Sherman issued Special Field Order 127 outlining the assignments and objectives for the second phase of the March to the Sea. The order also dealt with foraging, with severe penalties outlined where citizens in their path tried to...
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