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Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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March 31, 1911

Alfred Iverson, Jr.

He captured the highest-ranking Union officer taken prisoner during the Civil War.

Alfred Iverson, Jr., was born in 1829 in Clinton, Georgia, in Jon...
April 16, 1865

Columbus Captured in the Civil War

Columbus was one of the South’s most important manufacturing centers before the Civil War. Georgia’s third largest city lay out of the U.S. Army’s path un...
April 21, 1836

Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar

A Louisville, Georgia native would become president of the Republic of Texas.

Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar was born in 1798 and led a colorful life, to...
March 27, 1836

James Fannin

Fannin County in north Georgia is named for Georgian James Fannin, who fought in the Texas independence movement.

Having attended West Point, Fannin...