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California (California, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ork under charges of conspiracy, organizes an expedition against Cuba, lands at Savannah, is arrested, but discharged amid the cheers of the people and allowed to proceed......May 27, 1850 State convention of delegates called by the executive at Milledgeville adopts the platform of 1850. Resolved, that the State of Georgia, even to the disruption of every tie that binds her to the Union, will resist any act of Congress abolishing slavery ......Dec. 10, 1850 Extension of slavery into California and New Mexico being advocated by the Southern extremists, the Union party nominate and elect Howell Cobb governor......October, 1851 By joint resolution the governor is requested to withdraw the block of marble bearing the inscription, The Constitution as it is, the Union as it was, contributed to the Washington monument, and substitute one bearing the State arms......Dec. 31, 1851 Formation of the Know-nothing or American party in Georgia......1852 Southern convention meets in S
McDonough (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ention of People's party at Atlanta nominates W. L. Peck for governor and a full State ticket......July 20, 1892 L. Q. C. Lamar, of United States Supreme Court, dies at Macon......Jan. 23, 1893 Statue of Alexander H. Stephens unveiled at Crawfordsville......May 24, 1893 Cyclone on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, 1,000 lives lost......Aug. 28, 1893 Yellow-fever epidemic at Brunswick......Sept. 17, 1893 Cotton-spinners' Southern Association meets at Augusta......Dec. 13, 1893 The cotton States and international exposition at Atlanta opened......Sept. 18, 1895 Ex-Speaker C. F. Crisp dies at Atlanta......Oct. 23, 1896 Tornado at Arlington, eight killed......March 22, 1897 Roman Catholic cathedral at Savannah burned......Feb. 6, 1898 President and cabinet attend peace jubilee at Atlanta......Dec. 13-19, 1898 Ex-Gov. W. Y. Atkinson dies at Newnan......Aug. 8, 1899 Railroad wreck near McDonough; thirty-five lives lost......June 24, 1900 Hawaii
Mulberry Grove (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ersity of Georgia receives charter and 40,000 acres of wild land......1785 Legislature grants Count d'estaing 20,000 acres of land and free citizenship of Georgia......1785 Hostile Creeks subjected by Colonel Clarke, and treaty concluded at Galphington......Nov. 12, 1785 Chatham artillery of Savannah organized......May 1, 1786 Colonel Gunn breaks up camp of runaway negroes, trained to arms by the British and ravaging country......May 6, 1786 Gen. Nathanael Greene dies at Mulberry Grove, 14 miles from Savannah, the home presented him by the legislature......June 19, 1786 Assembly directs paper bills of credit not to exceed £ 30,000 struck off under direction of governor......Aug. 14, 1786 Abram Baldwin and Hon. William Frew, delegates from Georgia, sign draught of constitution proposed for ratification......Sept. 17, 1787 Legislature at Augusta ratifies the federal Constitution, the fourth State......Jan. 2, 1788 George Handly elected governor to succeed Gen
Oglethorpe (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ary Musgrave, interpreter, Rev. Thomas Bosomworth, Oglethorpe, and colonists land at Yamacraw bluff, on south side of Savannah River, the present site of Savannah......Feb. 12, 1733 First clapboard house in Georgia begun in Savannah......Feb. 19, 1733 Two thousand religious books received by trustees from unknown persons in England for use in colony......April 18, 1733 Ship James, Captain Yoakly, first ship to sail up the Savannah and unload at the town......May, 1733 Treaty of Oglethorpe with lower Creek, Uchee, and Yamacraw Indians, who agree ever to protect the English and restore runaway negroes, receiving for each four blankets and two guns, or an equivalent......May 21, 1733 Ten families sent from Savannah to Fort Argyle on Ogeechee River, previously garrisoned by rangers......June, 1733 Public designation of town and wards with religious exercises; town court of record established, first session of magistrates held, and first jury in Georgia impanelled......Jul
Tugaloo River (United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ew, delegates from Georgia, sign draught of constitution proposed for ratification......Sept. 17, 1787 Legislature at Augusta ratifies the federal Constitution, the fourth State......Jan. 2, 1788 George Handly elected governor to succeed Gen. James Jackson (age thirty), elected Jan. 9, who resigned on account of his youth......Jan. 25, 1788 Differences between South Carolina and Georgia settled; northern boundary of Georgia fixed in line west from head of most northern branch of Tugaloo River to the Mississippi River......February, 1788 First bag of cotton exported from Georgia, raised by Alexander Bissel of St. Simon's Island......1788 New constitution, to take effect in following October, formally accepted by governor......May 6, 1789 First General Assembly under new constitution meets......Nov. 3, 1789 General Assembly meets for public worship in St. Paul's church, Augusta, on the first national Thanksgiving under the constitution......Nov. 26, 1789 Colonel
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
y known as Marthasville and Terminus is named Atlanta......1847 Macon and Atlanta telegraph lineJuly 20, 1864 Second battle (Decatur) near Atlanta......July 22, 1864 Third battle near AtlanAtlanta......July 28, 1864 Battle of Jonesboro......Aug. 31, 1864 Hood evacuates Atlanta after burAtlanta after burning all machinery, supplies, and munitions of war not portable......Sept. 1, 1864 President Jefon, called by order of General Pope, meets at Atlanta......Dec. 9, 1867 Convention makes AtlantaAtlanta the capital......Jan. 8, 1868 Governor Jenkins, refusing warrant for expenses of constitutional 1869 Legislature elected 1868 assemble in Atlanta by Governor Bullock's proclamation, to perfec Inter-State farmers' convention held at Atlanta......August, 1887 Legislature increases Sucotton States and international exposition at Atlanta opened......Sept. 18, 1895 Ex-Speaker C. FPresident and cabinet attend peace jubilee at Atlanta......Dec. 13-19, 1898 Ex-Gov. W. Y. Atkins[14 more...]
Decatur, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
d States after every victory......March, 1864 Confederates under General Johnston evacuate Resaca and cross the Oostenaula, speedily followed by Federals under General Sherman......May 15, 1864 Sherman attacks Johnston at bluffs of Kenesaw Mountain and is repulsed......June 27, 1864 Johnston evacuates Marietta......July 1, 1864 Johnston succeeded by Hood in defence of Atlanta......July 17, 1864 First battle (Peach-tree Creek) near Atlanta......July 20, 1864 Second battle (Decatur) near Atlanta......July 22, 1864 Third battle near Atlanta......July 28, 1864 Battle of Jonesboro......Aug. 31, 1864 Hood evacuates Atlanta after burning all machinery, supplies, and munitions of war not portable......Sept. 1, 1864 President Jefferson Davis, on a tour of inspection, delivers an address on the crisis, at Macon......Sept. 23, 1864 Battle of Allatoona Pass......Oct. 6, 1864 Sherman begins his march to the sea with two corps of the Army of the Tennessee under
Louisville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
, defying Georgia and United States, but is driven out......Oct. 12, 1794 Seat of government removed from Augusta to Louisville, now county seat of Jefferson county......May 16, 1795 Rescinding act signed by Governor Irwin, who was elected the ppi Territory set off from Georgia by act of Congress......April 7, 1798 Revised constitution signed by delegates at Louisville, proclaimed by sixteen rounds of artillery......May 30, 1798 Senatus Academicus of University of Georgia first meets at Louisville......November, 1799 Moravian mission among the Cherokees begun at Spring Place, Murray county......1801 First building erected for university of Georgia......1801 James Jackson resigns to take seat in United States Senate; DaChurch, for marrying a slave-holder, results in the formation of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, organized at Louisville, Ky......May 1, 1845 Settlement previously known as Marthasville and Terminus is named Atlanta......1847 Macon and
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
Georgia, The southernmost and youngest of the thirteen original States of the United States, is bounded on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, east by the Savannah River (which separates it from South Carolina), and by the Atlantic Ocean, which forms a coast-line of about 128 miles; Florida bounds it on the south, and Alabama and a small part of Florida on the west. It lies between lat. 30° 20′ and 35° N., and long. 80° 40′ and 85° 38′ W. Area, 59,475 square miles, in 137 counties. Population, 1890, 1,837,353; 1900, 2,216,331; capital, Atlanta. De Soto enters the State from Florida; travels northeast through the pine barrens, erects a cross of wood near the Ocmulgee; hears from Indians on the Etowah of gold to the north, and proceeds westward to the Mississippi, entering Alabama by the Coosa......1540 Tristan de Luna, with 300 Spaniards, spends the summer in what is now Habersham county, searching for gold......1560 Jean Ribault, of Dieppe, with two ships fitt
Kenesaw Mountain (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
of Ringgold......Nov. 27, 1863 First detachment of Federal prisoners received at Andersonville prison......Feb. 15, 1864 Battle of Tunnel Hill......Feb. 22-25, 1864 Resolutions passed by legislature recommending the tender of peace to the United States after every victory......March, 1864 Confederates under General Johnston evacuate Resaca and cross the Oostenaula, speedily followed by Federals under General Sherman......May 15, 1864 Sherman attacks Johnston at bluffs of Kenesaw Mountain and is repulsed......June 27, 1864 Johnston evacuates Marietta......July 1, 1864 Johnston succeeded by Hood in defence of Atlanta......July 17, 1864 First battle (Peach-tree Creek) near Atlanta......July 20, 1864 Second battle (Decatur) near Atlanta......July 22, 1864 Third battle near Atlanta......July 28, 1864 Battle of Jonesboro......Aug. 31, 1864 Hood evacuates Atlanta after burning all machinery, supplies, and munitions of war not portable......Sept. 1, 1864
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