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In Georgia History

Rural Free Delivery Legislation

U.S. Representative Tom Watson secured an amendment to the appropriations bill for the U.S. Post Office Department requiring the Postmaster General to use a portion of the funds to experiment with delivering mail to residents outside incorporated towns and cities....
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In Their Own Words

Brown Against Arming of Slaves

Following the losses of Atlanta, Savannah, and Nashville, Confederate officials in Richmond seriously began to consider the need to arm slaves to serve on behalf of the Confederacy. The debate quickly spread to Georgia. On Feb. 9, Confederate Secretary of...
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