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In Georgia History

Vann’s Creek Skirmish

A skirmish between Georgia and South Carolina Loyalists and Patriots took place near Vann’s Creek, in current Elbert County, Georgia. The Loyalist forces numbered some 600-900 men, while the Patriots had only 120, but the terrain offered poor visibility -...
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In Their Own Words

Colonists First Experienced Thunderstorms

Eleven days after landing at Yamacraw Bluff, the Georgia colonists were still living in tents. Peter Gordon recorded their first encounter with heavy thunderstorms - something that would become too common an occurrence: “… About this time we had excessive...
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