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PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AND TERRITORIES
#3 - GEORGIA

Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1892
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.

Georgia - Landing of Oglethorpe; Wesley preaching; Sherman's March to the Sea

Reverse - Text
Left section: GRIND YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
Right section:
GEORGIA.
THE aborigines of Georgia were the Cherokees, and the various tribes of the Moscogee, or Creek confederation. In the year 1540 De Sota and his 600 Spaniards marched from the Ocklokonee to the Ocmulgee, and to Silver Bluff, where they abode several days. Everywhere they sought gold, and twenty years later Tristan de Luna and 300 Spanish soldiers marched from Pensacola to Cherokee, Georgia, and opened mines which were worked for over a century.
The foundation of Georgia is due to the benevolence of General James Edward Oglethorpe, a veteran of Prince Eugene of Savoy's staff, and afterwards a member of Parliament, who established here a place where insolvents (prisoners for debt) and other unfortunates might begin the world anew, and where religious freedom should be accorded (except to Catholics). Parliamentary grants of 180,000 were made to further these objects, and General Oglethorpe sailed from England and reached Savannah February 1st, 1733, with 116 emigrants in his company.
When the war broke out between England and Spain in 1739, General Oglethorpe led 1,000 troops against St. Augustine, and was beaten off. In 1742 Don Manuel de Monteano attacked Frederica and was defeated by General Oglethorpe and the Georgians with heavy loss. The prohibition of slavery took place in 1750.
The chief events of the Secession War on the Georgia coast were the occupation of Big Tybee Island by Dupont's Federal fleet and the surrender of Fort Pulaski after a tremendous bombardment from General Gilmore's batteries on Tybee Island, which leveled much of its walls.
ILLUSTRATIONS.
Landing of Oglethorpe, 1733; Wesley preaching, 1736;
Sherman's March to the Sea