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

Civil War

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November 14, 1860

Alexander Stephens

The threat of secession hung heavy over the land eight days after Abraham Lincoln’s election. Alexander Stephens, who had known Lincoln from his days in Congr...
March 06, 1857

Dred Scott Decision

Dred Scott v Sanford was one of the most controversial cases in history, with a Georgian sitting on the Supreme Court that decided it.

Dred S...
March 28, 1834

Rufus Bullock

Margaret Mitchell portrayed him as a corrupt carpetbagger, whose great failing was to be a Republican who supported African-American equality.

Rufus...
January 15, 1821

Lafayette McLaws

He was the second-highest ranking Georgian in Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and fought in every major battle, but was court-martialed for neglect of duty. ...
April 02, 1814

Henry L. Benning

A U.S. Army fort in Columbus is named for a man who waged war against the U.S. Army.

Henry Benning, born in Columbia County, was one of Georgia’s ...

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