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In Georgia History

Olympics Day 12, Centennial Park Re-opened

This was the twelfth day of the 1996 Summer Olympics - and day 11 of Olympic competition. In downtown Atlanta, the Olympic Centennial Park reopened three days after the bombing, but everyone had a somber demeanor out of respect for...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Battle of the Crater

Near Petersburg, Virginia, the Battle of the Crater took place. Union troops had tried to tunnel under Confederate lines, and on this day ignited some explosives which produced a large crater. Union soldiers, many of them African-American, poured into the...
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In Their Own Words

Civil War Close to Home

The Civil War had become a very personal matter for Gertrude Thomas, as recorded in her journal: “The war is nearing our own door - Passengers from Macon say that it was rumoured that our forces and the Yankee Raiders...
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