Today, December 22...

In Georgia History

George Crawford Born

Politician George Crawford was born in Columbia County, Georgia. He graduated from Princeton University in 1820, subsequently reading law in Georgia. After being admitted to the bar in 1822, Crawford practiced law in Augusta. In 1827, he began a career...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Diary Entry on Cruel Trick Played by Union Soldiers on a Bride

A woman in Covington wrote in her diary of attending a wedding that had been delayed by the Union army passing through, with the soldiers playing a cruel trick on the bride. Tuesday, the nineteenth of the month, I attended...
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In Their Own Words

Slave Ad

The following ad appeared in Savannah’s Georgia Gazette: “A PARCEL of likely young NEW NEGROES, just imported in the schooner Pope’s Head Capt. Adams, from Antigua, to be sold on Wednesday next in the forenoon, at the Watchhouse.” Source: Spencer...
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