Today, November 01...

In Georgia History

Trustees Chose Location and Name

In London, Georgia’s Trustees decided that the new colony’s first settlement would be located on the Savannah River and would be named Savannah.
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In Georgia Civil War History

John B. Gordon Commissioned Brigadier General

John B. Gordon, who would go onto a distinguished political career after the war, was commissioned as a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army on this day.
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In Their Own Words

Stephens Encountered Malcontent Early

William Stephens served as Trustees’ secretary, then later as President of the colony of Georgia from 1737-1750. In this role, he was often in conflict with the Malcontents - the group of colonists opposed to the Trustees’ regulations - particularly...
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