Today, February 11...

In Georgia History

James Wright Escaped

Royal Governor James Wright, who had been under house arrest since the patriots had taken control of Savannah, escaped to British ships in the Savannah River.
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In Their Own Words

Bill Arp to Abe Linkhorn

The Southern Recorder of Milledgeville published a letter from Georgia’s Bill Arp (real name Charles Henry Smith), addressed to “Mister Abe Linkhorn.”(Abraham Lincoln) While written in humorous language, the letter clearly expressed the still defiant attitude of the South regarding...
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