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In Georgia History

Sherman Visited Atlanta

On the third day of his visit to the city he had burned 15 years earlier, former Union general William T. Sherman went to the Kimball Opera House, which served as Georgia’s state capitol. Here, he paid his respects to...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Diary Entry on Age and Heat

Julia Johnson Fisher - a woman staying in Camden County during the war - wrote in her diary of her and a friend’s advancing age, and of the oppressive heat. Today Et is 48 years old. I fear we shall...
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In Their Own Words

Stephens Visited Islands and Forts

William Stephens wrote in his journal about visiting island forts and a Jekyll Island plantation: “…Proceeded farther South, to visit the several Forts and Settlements, Mr. Horton still accompanying me ; and we stopt at Noon with Lieutenant Delegal, who...
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