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Friday, January 25, 2013

Evacuation of 1864

Evacuation of Atlanta when General Sherman was enroute in 1864. Johnston's army could no longer protect the area and was in retreat. Homeowners buried their precious possessions, such as silverware and coins in their gardens, while others boarded the train south to Lovejoy and buried possessions along the way when the train stopped. Remember that in those days and especially during the war when the Confederate dollar circulated, coins were heavy to carry about.
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