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In Georgia History

Claudius Charles Wilson Died

Confederate Brig. Gen. Claudius Charles Wilson died of fever as Union and Confederate troops fought at Ringgold Gap in Catoosa County. Wilson was born Oct. 1, 1831, in Effingham County, Ga. Before the war he served as a lawyer and...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Soldier Needed Pocketknife, Handkerchief, and to See Wife

A Georgia soldier in Tennessee wrote to his wife, asking her to send him some items, and wishing he could see her. “…there are two things that I need that I can’t get here; that is a pocketknife and a...
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In Their Own Words

Pole Boat Operation Described

L.M. Parsons of Macon, Georgia wrote Josiah Parsons in New Hampshire describing the operation of pole boats on the Ocmulgee River: “The boating is done by pole boats. The boats have generally from thirty to forty hands [and] are constructed...
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