Today, February 28...

In Georgia History

Oglethorpe Re-visited Fleet Prison

After visiting Fleet Prison the previous day, James Oglethorpe and the Gaols [Jails] Committee returned to complete their investigation. After having asked that the neck iron on one prisoner – Sir William Rich – be taken off on Feb. 27,...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Georgia Soldier Wrote of Skin Disease, Missing Wife

A Georgia soldier in North Carolina wrote his wife that he was getting over a skin disease, and was worried about her. “…I have escaped some miserable weather & am also be being in a house very rapidly getting over...
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In Their Own Words

Journal Entry on Eye Glasses

In Richmond County, Gertrude Thomas, who loved to read and write, discovered a way to help herself with these activities, as she recorded in her journal: “… I am writing for the first time with a pair of eye glasses....
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