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In Georgia History

Mike Luckovich Won Second Pulitzer

Atlanta Journal-Constitution cartoonist Mike Luckovich won his second Pulitzer Prize.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Virginia Seceded

On April 4, the secession convention meeting in Virginia had voted against secession. But with the news of what had happened at Fort Sumter, and the calling up of U.S. troops, matters had changed - and this day the convention...
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In Their Own Words

Fanny Kemble’s Final Journal Entry from Georgia

In her final letter from Georgia, Fanny Kemble Butler wrote: “We shall leave this place next Thursday or Friday [April 18 or 19], and there will be an end to this record; meantime I am fulfilling all sorts of last...
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