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March 24, 1939

Georgia Demands Return of the General

The General was the famous train captured by Andrews' Raiders during the Civil War, and later made famous by Buster Keaton’s 1927 film, and the 1956 mo...
January 21, 1931

Eliza Frances Andrews

She was a non-conformist before that became stylish.

Eliza Frances “Fanny” Andrews was born in Washington, Georgia, in 1840. Among the first stu...
February 08, 1917

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Established

Two things stood between U.S. General William Sherman and Atlanta in the spring of 1864: Kennesaw Mountain and Confederate General Joseph Johnston’s Army of T...
May 08, 1915

Henry McNeal Turner

Mixing religion and politics worked out well for Henry McNeal Turner.

Free-born in South Carolina in 1834, he was educated by white attorneys at a ...
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...
August 14, 1900

Dutchy -- Confederate Monument in Elberton

On August 14, 1900, cloaked in darkness, a group of Elberton citizens toppled the town's Civil War monument. The next day, they buried it.

These wer...
November 30, 1894

Joseph E. Brown

He was Georgia’s Civil War governor who opposed almost every Confederate policy.

Joseph Emerson Brown was born in South Carolina in 1821 and was ...
July 13, 1890

John C. Fremont

Abraham Lincoln was not the first Republican presidential candidate. It was Georgia native John Frémont who ran four years before Lincoln.

Born in S...
August 16, 1888

John Stith Pemberton

He created the pause that refreshes.

John Stith Pemberton was born in Knoxville, Georgia in 1831 and grew up in Rome. In 1850, he graduated from a ...
November 09, 1886

John B. Gordon

War can make or break a man. The Civil War made John Brown Gordon.

Born in Upson County in 1832, he was managing his father’s coalmines in north...

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