Column: Letters tell story of community caught in ...
by Thornton Kennedy
Columnist
09:17 AM, Wednesday, July 29
In July 1864, Sandy Springs became the second most populous community in the South almost overnight. Only New Orleans had more people, according to the Sandy Springs Historic Preservation Society. About 1,000 people lived in the modest farming com...

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