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In Georgia History

State Court of Appeals Created

Gov. Joseph Terrell approved a proposed constitutional amendment creating a state Court of Appeals to hear appeals from lower courts in those cases where the constitution did not specifically confer jurisdiction on the state Supreme Court. Georgia voters ratified the...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Battle of Sunshine Church; Stoneman Defeated

Union General George Stoneman had failed in his goal to free Federal prisoners being held in Macon and Andersonville, but his men had plundered along the way, resulting in the Stoneman Raid. On this day he was attempting to retreat...
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In Their Own Words

Indian Death from Smallpox Recorded

In his journal of Trustees proceedings, the Earl of Egmont wrote of the death of Tomochichi’s cousin during the Yamacraw Indian delegation’s trip to England: “This month one of these Indians died of the Small pox. Sr. Hans Sloan attended...
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