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In Georgia History

Declaration of Independence Signed

This was the date that most delegates formally signed the engrossed copy of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Signing for Georgia were Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton.
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In Their Own Words

Disagreement over Captured Flag

For two Union regiments involved in the battle for Atlanta, the issue was not Confederate strategy but Confederate flags, as Lt. Col. Fredrick Winkler of the 26th Wisconsin Infantry wrote to his wife: “We are still in the same position;...
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