Today, May 25...

In Georgia History

Thomas Greene Bethune Born

Musician Thomas Greene “Blind Tom” Bethune was born in Harris County, Georgia. Blind from birth and born a slave, Bethune exhibited a natural ability to imitate and create music at a very early age. In 1857, at only age eight,...
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In Georgia Civil War History

New Soldier Noted Prevalence of Disease in Camp

A Georgia soldier just beginning his service in South Carolina wrote home to his wife; already disease was spreading through his camp. “…I am well but a little soar throat, hoping these few lines may find you an the Children...
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In Their Own Words

Letter Expressed Distress at Revolution

On this day, James Habersham wrote to a friend in Charleston, S.C. about the momentous events leading to the American Revolution: “… I am greatly distressed about the bloody News we hear from the Northward [the battles of Lexington and...
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