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In Georgia History

John Forsyth Died

Lawyer and politician John Forsyth died in Washington D.C. Born in Fredericksburg, Va. in 1780, Forsyth moved to Augusta, Ga. with his family when he was five years old. Forsyth attended Princeton University, returning to Augusta to read law. He...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Grant Departed for Chattanooga

Ulysses S. Grant left Alabama to take command of the Union troops in Chattanooga. The only road into the city was muddy, with a stench from the dead animals on the sides. This was the only road by which the...
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In Their Own Words

Description of Early Atlanta

William N. White, a recent graduate of Hamilton College in New York, had just arrived in Atlanta to open a school. In his journal, he wrote the following description of the rapidly growing town: “… The city now contains 2,500...
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