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In Georgia History

Joe South Born

Singer and songwriter Joe South was born in Atlanta. South, whose real name was Joseph Souter, died on Sept. 5, 2012. He is perhaps best remembered for his record “Games People Play.”
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In Georgia Civil War History

Diary Entry Showed Atlanta Hospitals Becoming Overcrowded

Even this early in the Civil War, Atlanta hospitals were becoming over crowded, and other locations for housing the sick had to be found. “… Our city is now full of sick soldiers, many of the large hotels and public...
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In Their Own Words

Fanny Kemble Diary Entry on Wanting to Leave Plantation

On St. Simons Island, Fanny Kemble Butler was now desperate to leave her husband’s plantation because of the misery due to slavery that she witnessed daily, as evidenced by this entry in her journal: “I cannot give way to the...
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