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In Georgia History

Atlanta Announced as Host of 1996 Summer Olympic Games

After years of hard work by Atlanta and other cities around the world competing to host the 1996 Summer Olympics, it was finally time for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to announce its decision as to host city. The IOC...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Soldier Described Hard March and Confusion in Battle

A Georgia soldier in Virginia wrote home to his mother, describing a hard march and how things could get confusing - tragically so - on the battle field, even in a small skirmish. “…That night at 11 o’clock we were...
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In Their Own Words

Florida Invasion Failure Explained in Letter

From Savannah, Keeper of the Public Stores Thomas Jones wrote to John Lydes explaining the failure of James Oglethorpe’s Florida invasion and siege of St. Augustine: “I wrote to you from Fort Diego in Florida July 6th ultimo wherein I...
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