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In Georgia History

Sherman Reported for Duty at Marietta

After receiving orders at Charleston, 1st Lt. William Tecumseh Sherman reported for duty at Marietta, Georgia. For the next six weeks, Sherman helped take depositions in Georgia and Alabama with respect to personal losses of horses and equipment by militia...
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In Their Own Words

Fanny Kemble Diary Entry on Slaves Wanting to Read

After a six-week visit to his rice plantation on Butler Island, Pierce Butler moved his family to his sea island cotton plantation on the northern end of St. Simons Island on Feb. 16. His wife, Fanny Kemble Butler, recorded the...
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