An illustration of Atlanta, Georgia as depicted in 1874. Atlanta, GA is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Georgia. During the American Civil War, Atlanta served as an important railroad and military supply hub. In 1864, the city became the target of a major Union invasion. The area now covered by Atlanta was the scene of several battles. The rebuilding of the city was gradual. From 1867 until 1888, U.S. Army soldiers occupied McPherson Barracks in southwest Atlanta to ensure Reconstruction era reforms.

Atlanta, Georgia

An illustration of Atlanta, Georgia as depicted in 1874. Atlanta, GA is the capital and the most populous…

An illustration of a bell tower in Augusta, Georgia as seen in 1874.

Bell Tower

An illustration of a bell tower in Augusta, Georgia as seen in 1874.

Bonaveture Cemetery is a public cemetery located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah, Georgia. It is the largest of the city's municipal cemeteries, containing nearly 160 acres.

Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaveture Cemetery is a public cemetery located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of…

An illustration of the Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia.

Presbyterian Church

An illustration of the Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia.

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering Georgia and South Carolina. It is fed by the Tallulah River and the Chattooga River.

Cliff overlooking Tugaloo River

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering…

An illustration of a cotton chute in Savannah, Georgia.

Cotton Bundles

An illustration of a cotton chute in Savannah, Georgia.

An illustration of a cotton mill in Columbus, Georgia. A cotton mill is a factory housing spinning and weaving machinery. Cotton was the leading sector in the Industrial Revolution, as a cotton spinning was mechanized in mills.

Cotton Mill

An illustration of a cotton mill in Columbus, Georgia. A cotton mill is a factory housing spinning and…

An illustration of two Georgia Crackers, a term that refers to the original American pioneer settlers of the Province of Georgia and their descendants. These were frontier people whose culture on self-reliance and simplicity has survived into the modern times.

Georgia Crackers

An illustration of two Georgia Crackers, a term that refers to the original American pioneer settlers…

An illustration of the Custom House located in Savannah, Georgia (1874).

Custom House

An illustration of the Custom House located in Savannah, Georgia (1874).

An illustration of goods being unloaded from a transport ship at the Savannah docks.

Savannah Docks

An illustration of goods being unloaded from a transport ship at the Savannah docks.

An illustration of a large fountain located in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. At the north end of the park is a large, majestic fountain that was added in 1858.

Fountain

An illustration of a large fountain located in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park is a…

Color flag of Gabon. Three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue.

Flag of Gabon, 2009

Color flag of Gabon. Three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue.

Black and white outline flag of Gabon. Three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue

Flag of Gabon, 2009

Black and white outline flag of Gabon. Three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and blue

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1875

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1875

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1876

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1876

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1876

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1876

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1881

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1881

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1890

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1890

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1904

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1904

An illustration of a soldiers grave in Augusta, GA.

Grave

An illustration of a soldiers grave in Augusta, GA.

An illustration of a house located in Savannah, Georgia that was occupied by General Sherman.

House

An illustration of a house located in Savannah, Georgia that was occupied by General Sherman.

Yonah Mountain (more commonly referred to as Yonah) is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest in the north of Georgia. Yonah is the Cherokee word for Bear.

Yonah Mountain

Yonah Mountain (more commonly referred to as Yonah) is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest…

James Oglethorpe (1/2/22/1696 - 6/30/1785) was a British general, a philanthropist and was the founder of the colony of Georgia. A social reformer in England, he hoped to resettle England's poor, especially those in debtors prison, in the New World. Oglethorpe sailed for 88 days, arriving in Charleston, South Carolina on the ship Anne, in late 1732, and settled near the present site of Savannah, Georgia on February 12, 1733.

General James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe (1/2/22/1696 - 6/30/1785) was a British general, a philanthropist and was the founder…

Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. At the north end of the park is a large, majestic fountain that was added in 1858.

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia.…

An illustration of a Savannah, Georgia sergeant of police.

Savannah Sergeant of Police

An illustration of a Savannah, Georgia sergeant of police.

An illustration of the Pulanski monument located in Savannah, Georgia. Pulaski was laid out in 1837 and is named for General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish-born Revolutionary War hero who died of wounds received in the Siege of Savannah (1776). It is one of the few squares without a monument -- General Pulaski's statues is actually in nearby Monterey Square.

Pulaski Monument

An illustration of the Pulanski monument located in Savannah, Georgia. Pulaski was laid out in 1837…

The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. Two tributaries of the Savannah, the Tugaloo Rivers and the Chattooga River, form the northernmost part of the border. The Savannah River drainage basin extends into the southeastern side of the Appalachian Mountains just inside North Carolina, bounded by the Eastern Continental Divide. The ricer is about 350 miles long.

Savannah River

The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between…

An illustration of a view from Rock City.

Rock Formation

An illustration of a view from Rock City.

An illustration of Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah, Georgia

An illustration of Savannah, Georgia.

An illustration of Atlanta, Georgia's state house as depicted in 1874.

State House

An illustration of Atlanta, Georgia's state house as depicted in 1874.

(1749-1804) First Governor of Georgia

George Walton

(1749-1804) First Governor of Georgia