New Markers in Ga. Show Neglected Civil War History of Blacks, Women, Union Loyalists in South

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New Markers in Ga. Show Neglected Civil War History of Blacks, Women, Union Loyalists in South

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On Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 10 a.m.. the Georgia Historical Society will conduct a dedication service to unveil a historical marker commemorating Confederate Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne’s proposal to arm slaves in exchange for their freedom.

 

As part of the national sesquicentennial commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and other state and private agencies are collaborating on a project to use historical markers to promote tourism and create better access to Georgia’s Civil War history.

 

New Markers in Ga. Show Neglected Civil War History of Blacks, Women, Union Loyalists in South

by Associated Press, The Washington Post

 

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