Today, October 20...

In Georgia History

Teddy Roosevelt Visited Bulloch Hall

En route to Atlanta, Pres. Theodore Roosevelt’s train stopped in Roswell so he could visit Bulloch Hall, girlhood home of his mother Martha Bulloch Roosevelt.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Black Soldier Enlisted in Confederate Army

In an oddity, a black soldier enlisted on this day for the Confederacy; he would only serve for one month.
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In Their Own Words

Concern about Youth Enlisting for Civil War

From Villa Rica, Ga., Joseph W. Chambers wrote Gov. Joseph E. Brown about boys sixteen and younger enlisting as soldiers. Chambers had two teenage sons of his own, and it was not fear of their death or injury that he...
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