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In Georgia History

Terms of Confederate Surrender Finalized

At Durham Station, N.C., the terms of the surrender of Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston were finalized. Confederate soldiers would turn in their firearms and be paroled at Greensboro. Privately owned horses and mules could be...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Alarming Death Rate at Andersonville

The Chief Surgeon at Camp Sumter (Andersonville prison) notified the Confederate Surgeon General that 718 of the 2,697 patients in the prison hospital had died, primarily because of poor natural resources and a lack of supplies.
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In Their Own Words

Danger of Living on Frontier

Testifying to the danger of living on Georgia’s frontier, John McConnel, Sr. wrote Col. Buckner Harris: “I have been informed by good authority that on the evening of the 23rd instant, a Cherokee Indian came to the house of Mr....
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