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In Georgia History

Land Bounties for Revolutionary Veterans

Georgia’s House of Assembly passed legislation entitling officers and soldiers who had fought in Georgia militia units during the Revolutionary War to a bounty of unallocated lands within the state. Veterans could select available land in any existing county in...
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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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