The only major battle on Sherman’s March to the Sea occurred at Griswoldsville on November 22, 1864; on the same day, federal troops marched into Milledgeville.
On November 23, 1864, Sherman himself entered Milledgeville, where he used the Governor’s Mansion as his headquarters. Sherman’s forces left the capitol city on November 24th.
President John F. Kennedy became the fourth President of the United States to be assassinated in office on November 22, 1963. The next day, Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, who had been arrested for shooting Kennedy.
Construction on the Georgia Dome began on November 24, 1989.
On November 24, 1992, Republican Paul D. Coverdell defeated Democratic incumbent Wyche Fowler in the runoff election for United States Senate. We are thankful that Georgia has runoff elections, not something silly like drawing straws or instant runoff voting.
A reader shared with us yesterday his gratitude for the chance to spend some time with some of our veterans. With his permission, here’s what he wrote:
I sing barbershop harmony, and this past Saturday, I rallied three other guys and we sang for the good folks at the Trinka Davis VA facility in Carrollton. All I can say is “Wow!” Very honoring and humbling to be able to sing for these folks – residents and staff alike. The Patriot Guard Riders host an ice cream social each month, and we plugged in through my contact with PGR (another story for another time).
Grateful! But the most amazing thing is how awesome that Trinka Davis veterans village is. One of the eldest and more recent residents, has a book coming out telling the story of this VA facility. As a servant to these veterans this past weekend, I am grateful on two levels: 1) for these fine folks who gave every measure; and 2) for the VA (and particularly the late Trinka Davis) in providing such a powerful example of a model VA facility. Very cool, and mostly very honoring. Check it out if you get the chance. And search out George Woodruff’s book: “Just Before TAPS” due out in December.
A tip of the hat to Dennis Brannon for sending us that tidbit, and our deepest thanks to all our veterans and for those who kept the home fires burning so they could serve us.
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