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In Georgia History

Civil Rights Commission Funding Blocked

Southern U.S. Senators, led by Richard Russell and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, temporarily blocked attempts to extend funding for the Civil Rights Commission to an appropriations bill.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Georgia Soldier in Atlanta Wrote of Difficult Situation

A Georgia soldier in Atlanta wrote to his wife, telling her of the difficult situation they were in, rumors of help on the way, and the only way he thought victory could be won. “…I will write such news as...
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In Their Own Words

Letter Informed of Husband’s Death

In Petersburg, Va., Lt. T. M. Beasley, commander of Co. F of the 64th Georgia Regiment, had a duty that had become all too commonplace. Writing Susan Jones in Talbot County, Ga., Beasley had to inform her of the fate...
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