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Chapter 12: Georgia.

Atlanta, capital of Georgia, is rising from the dust in which Sherman's too famous march from Chattanooga left her — a sacrifice of war-when the fair young city, not yet seventeen years old, perished in her youth; wasted so fiercely that her waters seemed to be on fire; so thoroughly that a rosebush here and there was all that told of former opulence and present wreck. Atlanta, rising from her ashes, is a type of Georgia.

Standing on a hill, the domes and turrets of Atlanta, shining over belts of ash and pine, endow her with a regal air. A natural crown of the adjacent flats, she looks the capital which a proud and grateful people have made her since the great calamity she suffered in the civil war. Her soil is rich and ruddy, with the wealth and colour of a Devonshire ridge. Wide fields and pastures lie

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