Today, April 27...

In Georgia History

The Souls of Black Folk Published

W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk was published.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Ship with Andersonville Prisoners Exploded and Sank

In an ironic tragedy, many of the prisoners freed from Camp Sumter - Andersonville prison - were on board the steamship Sultana and headed for home when it exploded just north of Memphis, Tennessee, killing roughly 1700 of the men...
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In Their Own Words

Rattlesnake Described

Johann Martin Boltzius was one of two German clergymen selected to accompany the first group of Salzburger emigrants to Georgia. Boltzius felt that God was behind everything that happened to the Salzburgers, both good and bad. As the following journal...
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