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In Georgia History

Sports Hall of Fame Inductees 1999

In ceremonies in Macon, eight new members were inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame: Norman Faircloth, Catherine Hardy-Lavender, Antonio McKay, Clarence Scott, Jeff Van Note, Danny Yates III, Dewitt Talmedge (“D.T.” Bell), and Burell Towns (“B.T.”) Harvey.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Harper’s Weekly Editorial on 13th Amendment

This week’s edition of Harper’s Weekly printed an editorial praising the U.S. Senate for passing the Thirteenth Amendment, which, if ratified, would abolish slavery in the United States.
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In Their Own Words

Letter Told of Soldier Desertions

Just days before Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston’s surrender becomes official, Georgian Joseph Cumming wrote to his wife from near Greensboro, N.C. Though he did not mention the massive desertion of soldiers then underway, Cumming’s letter does mention two cases...
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