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In Georgia History

Walt Bellamy Born

NBA Hall of Fame center Walt Bellamy was born in New Bern, North Carolina. He would play for several professional teams - including the Atlanta Hawks, and end his career with 20,941 total points. Also, with 14,241 rebounds, he was...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Richmond Newspaper Reported Bowen’s Death

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported on the death of native Georgian John S. Bowen. Death of Gen. Bowen. Gainesville, July 23 –To Gen. S. Cooper: Major Gen. J. S. Bowen died of [dyden]tery on the 16th, between Raymond and Clinton....
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In Their Own Words

Account of Tarring and Feathering

The following is an affidavit prepared by Savannah loyalist John Hopkins on July 29, 1775 at the request of Gov. James Wright. That same day, Wright wrote Lord Dartmouth in England telling of the breakdown of royal authority in Savannah,...
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