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Georgia Historical Highlights

1777 Lachlan McIntosh leaves Georgia to report to Continental Army Commander George Washington. Colonel Samuel Elbert takes command of the Georgia brigade

1787 William Pierce arrives in Savannah with the Constitution, a copy of the congressinal resolution and letters from Abraham Baldwin and William Few to Governor George Mathews, which he transmits to the governor

1863 Jeff Davis tours Army of Tennessee lines in North Georgia

1911 President William H. Taft tours Chickamauga Battlefield

1980 The Martin Luther King National Historic Site is created by the National Park System

1982 Creation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site