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

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April 07, 1995

Georgia Peach: Official State Fruit

Georgia is called the Peach State, but the fruit has been part of our history long before there was a Georgia.

Franciscan monks introduced peaches ...
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...
March 03, 1932

Joseph M. Brown

He was the son of a Georgia governor and served two terms as governor himself.

Joseph M. Brown was born in Canton in 1851. His father Joseph E. Brow...
May 10, 1884

Georgia Marble Company Founded

Peaches, peanuts, poultry: Georgia has a lot of all of them. But Pickens County has the most crystalline marble of any place in the world. One of the most highl...
August 15, 1864

First Black Soldiers in Combat in Georgia

It was the first time that African-American soldiers fought in the Civil War in Georgia. On this day in 1864, the 14th United States Colored Troops, mostly for...
July 22, 1864

Battle of Atlanta

General William Sherman and his army were set to take Atlanta in July, 1864. General Joseph Johnston’s Confederate army had fought them since May. But they co...
May 14, 1864

Battle of Resaca

It was the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign during the Civil War. The Battle of Resaca began 75 miles northwest of Atlanta on this day in 1864.
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May 05, 1864

Atlanta Campaign Begins

General William Tecumseh Sherman introduced himself to the people of Georgia on this day in 1864.

The Confederacy still had a chance to win the Civi...
June 28, 1863

W.C. Bradley

His companies, and the money they made, impact Georgia to this day.

William Clark Bradley was born in 1863 on an Alabama cotton plantation. He moved...
January 17, 1796

William Washington Gordon

Georgia and its cotton industry may well have gone off the tracks if it hadn’t been for William Washington Gordon.

In 1835, Gordon was instrumen...