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In Georgia History

Oglethorpe Resigned and Sold Stock

While James Oglethorpe was at sea sailing to America with the first Georgia colonists, the sale of all of his stock in the Royal African Company (then worth about £1,000) was finalized. Also before embarking, Oglethorpe apparently resigned from the...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Soldier Wrote of Picket Duty and Damaged House

A Georgia soldier writing home to his wife described being on picket duty in Fredericksburg, and staying in a house damaged by cannon. “We are on post today, and those on post yesterday are held in reserve today. Our posts...
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In Their Own Words

Savannah Newspaper Announced Surrender

The morning issue of the Savannah Republican carried this front-page editorial: “To the Citizens of Savannah: “By the fortunes of war we pass today under the authority of the Federal military forces. The evacuation of Savannah by the Confederate army,...
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