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In Georgia History

George Handley Elected Governor

The Georgia legislature elected George Handley governor. Born in England, Handley arrived in Georgia in May 1775 and almost immediately became involved in the revolutionary movement. He joined the Continental Army in 1776 and reached the rank of lieutenant before...
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In Their Own Words

Journal Entry on Sons Fighting for Confederacy

From Columbus, John Banks wrote in his journal of five of his seven sons who would fight for the Confederacy: “This morning Willis left for Bragg’s army. Having been exchanged after staying at home since October. George has resigned and...
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