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In Georgia History

Oglethorpe University Began Classes

The first session of present-day Oglethorpe University began in Atlanta with a freshman class of 48 students.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Battle of Chickamauga Ended

The Battle of Chickamauga had began in earnest the previous day. While fighting had been heavy, neither side had gained an advantage. But with the arrival of native Georgian James Longstreet and his corps, Confederate General Braxton Bragg planned a...
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In Their Own Words

First Hand Account of Slave Revolt

After James Oglethorpe’s trip to the Creek Nation, his group returned by way of Augusta and then down the Savannah River. On the final leg of their trip, Oglethorpe learned first hand of a Carolina slave rebellion, as recorded by...
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