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In Georgia History

Tomochichi Memorial Dedicated

A large granite boulder with a plaque honoring Tomochichi was dedicated in Savannah. It had been requested by the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America and furnished by the Stone Mountain Company in Atlanta. Tomochichi died on Oct. 5,...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Diary Entry on Hearing of Lincoln’s Death, Finally Reaching Home

Eliza Frances Andrews wrote in her diary of finally finding a clean bed in Sparta, then of hearing of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln - correctly guessing this was bad for the South, despite some on the train cheering...
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In Their Own Words

Diary Entry on Sons’ Civil War Service

John Banks, a 65-year-old Columbus planter and businessman, would have seven sons serve in the Confederate cause during the Civil War. But, as the day’s diary entry reveals, not all were gone at the same time. Furthermore, two of his...
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