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In Georgia History

Colonists Arrived at Yamacraw Bluff

After spending the previous night at a temporary encampment on Trench’s Island off the South Carolina coast, James Oglethorpe and the first Georgia colonists boarded a sloop and five smaller boats. The small flotilla then proceeded down the inland waterway...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Diary Entry on Several War-Related Items

Julia Johnson Fisher wrote in her diary of a depressed neighbor, a soldier from the family returning home briefly, the high prices of necessities, and the fear of a huge invasion coming in the spring. Went down to Mrs. Linn’s....
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In Their Own Words

Peter Gordon Recorded Arrival at Yamacraw Bluff

Peter Gordon recorded the arrival of Georgia’s first colonists at Yamacraw Bluff: “…[W]e sailed from Jones’s Island, with a fair wind and arrived the same day at Yamacra Bluff in Georgia, the place which Mr. Oglethorp hade pitched upon for...
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