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In Georgia History

Ty Cobb Major League Debut

After signing a contract for $1,800, 18-year-old Ty Cobb made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Union Forces Marched Toward Jonesboro, Hardee Sent to Defend

After spending the previous day destroying the Atlanta & West Point Railroad, General William T. Sherman marched his army southeast toward the Macon & Western Railroad and Jonesboro. Confederate General John Bell Hood believed Sherman meant to position his army...
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In Their Own Words

Welcome Rain after Heat

William Stephens wrote of some welcome rain after a spell of intense heat: “…Fine Rain, very comfortable and refreshing, after violent Heat for awhile past, was the best worth Notice of any Thing that this Day produced.” Source: Allen D....
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