Today, November 23...

In Georgia History

Augusta Canal System Began Operation

The Augusta Canal system began operation. Conceived two years earlier as a way to to provide water power for manufacturing and thus aid Augusta’s depressed economy, the canal system diverted water from the Savannah River seven miles north of Augusta....
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In Georgia Civil War History

Battle of Orchard Knob

A series of engagements collectively known as the Battle of Chattanooga began on this day with the Battle of Orchard Knob. The Union forces in Chattanooga had been well supplied and well fortified over the previous two months, while the...
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In Their Own Words

Letter Described Battle of Griswoldville

After fighting the Battle of Griswoldville the day before, the 1st Division of the Georgia Militia retreated to their defensive breastworks near Macon. From here, Felix Pryor wrote his wife about the battle: “… On yesterday morning we left camp...
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