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In Georgia History

Gilmer Rejected Van Buren’s Request

In response to Pres. Martin Van Buren’s request that the four affected states grant the Cherokees two additional years to move west, Georgia Gov. George Gilmer rejected the idea in a letter to the president. Gilmer further charged that Van...
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In Their Own Words

Creative Spelling and Grammar in Civil War Letter

From near Petersburg, Va., Pvt. Edmond Hardy Jones of the 64th Georgia wrote his wife a letter with numerous spelling and grammatical errors: ” … Every thing has been quiet here for several days until this morning they commence cannonadeing...
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