The war finally reached Atlanta in July 1864 – the Battle of Peachtree Creek was fought on July 20, the Battle of Atlanta was waged on July 22, and the Battle of Ezra Church was decided on July 28, but it would be five long weeks until the city of Atlanta would surrender to Union forces on September … [Read more...]
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I went by the 4-H Camp on Herschel Road in College Park often when I was a little girl. I never went there myself, but it appeared to be an interesting place. From the road you could see a baseball field. My mother’s car turned in a time or two to pick up Dear Sister who was there doing big sister … [Read more...]
I have a new book coming out any day, so I thought I’d share the cover and table of contents here. This book is the first of a series I’m doing regarding true tales from around the state of Georgia. In fact, the title is Georgia on My Mind – True Tales from Around the State. Each book will have at … [Read more...]
Walker County, located in the extreme northwest corner of Georgia, was created on December 18, 1833 using land that had been part of the Cherokee Nation. By the end of its first year of existence Walker County had chalked up its first legal hanging. In 1834, Walker County was much larger than it … [Read more...]