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In Georgia History

Constitutional Convention Convened

A convention of Georgia delegates assembled in Augusta’s new City Hall. The purpose of their meeting was to consider amendments and final approval of a new constitution for Georgia - one that had been drafted by earlier conventions in Nov....
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In Georgia Civil War History

Army of the Potomac Began Marching for Spring Campaign of 1864

In Virginia, the Union Army of the Potomac - now with over 100,000 men - began its advance to encounter the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, with roughly 60,000; they would meet the following day.
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In Their Own Words

Servant Tried to Escape Colonial Georgia

William Stephens wrote in his journal about one of his servants trying to flee the colony, but being captured while drunk: “…My principal Servant, whom I most confided in, and was at such Times as I could best spare him...
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