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In Georgia History

Richard Banks Born

Physician Richard Banks was born in Elbert County, Georgia. One of thirteen children, Banks was the only one to attend college. After attending both the University of Georgia (for one year) and the University of Pennsylvania, he received his M.D....
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In Georgia Civil War History

Soldier Wrote of Meeting Robert Toombs

Another Georgia soldier in Virginia also wrote home to his wife; he had just returned to service after being home on furlough, where he met one of Georgia’s leading statesmen. “…I went to call upon Gen. Tooms at his residence....
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In Their Own Words

Poem Expressed Sadness over Civil War

The Atlanta Constitution published the following poem by Elzey May reflecting the sadness and bitterness still felt three years after the close of the Civil War: Rusting on the Wall Only a shattered blade Beaten and worn, Back in the...
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