Today, April 23...

In Georgia History

James Earl Ray Died

In Nashville, Tenn., James Earl Ray died of kidney failure and liver disease at age 70. Thirty years earlier, Ray had avoided the possibility of a death sentence by pleading guilty to killing Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, for...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Paper Shortage Noted

The Southern Watchman of Athens printed a brief item showing how the blockade was affecting the availability of paper.
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In Their Own Words

Letter Told of Soldier Desertions

Just days before Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston’s surrender becomes official, Georgian Joseph Cumming wrote to his wife from near Greensboro, N.C. Though he did not mention the massive desertion of soldiers then underway, Cumming’s letter does mention two cases...
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