Georgia Historic Newspaper Update – Spring 2018

The Digital Library of Georgia has added several new newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website in 2018. Included below are a list of the most recent additions.

Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State, 1789-1806

Augusta Herald, 1799-1821

Augusta Washingtonian, 1843-1845

Daily Chronicle & Sentinel (Augusta), 1840-1859

Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1847-1851

Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1856-1859

Georgia State Gazette, or, Independent Register (Augusta), 1786-1789

Houston Home Journal (Perry), 1991-1993

Lyons Progress, 1905-1924

Mirror of the Times (Augusta), 1808-1814

Southern Centinel, and Gazette of the State, 1795-1796

Tri-Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel, 1839-1851, 1872-1875

Tri-Weekly Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1850-1867

Tri-Weekly Republic (Augusta), 1849-1851

Toombs County Local (Vidalia), 1911

Washingtonian, or Total Abstinence Advocate (Augusta), 1842-1843

Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel (Augusta), 1838-1857

Weekly Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1856-1863

Weekly Georgia Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1851

Weekly Georgia Constitutionalist and Republic (Augusta), 1851-1855

Weekly State Rights’ Sentinel (Augusta), 1836

 

The DLG has also added several previously digitized newspaper titles to the GHN website, including:

Advertiser (Brunswick), 1875

Advertiser and Appeal (Brunswick), 1882-1886

Albany Weekly Herald, 1892-1901

Albany Patriot, 1845-1866

Bainbridge Democrat, 1881-1909

Bainbridge Weekly Democrat, 1872-1876

Brunswick Advertiser, 1875-1881

Brunswick Advertiser and Appeal, 1881

Cuthbert Appeal, 1867-1884

Cuthbert Enterprise and Appeal, 1884-1888

Post-Search Light (Bainbridge), 1903-1913

Red and Black (Athens), 1994-2006

Search Light (Bainbridge), 1901-1903

Tifton Gazette, 1892-1919

Tri-Weekly Sumter Republican (Americus), 1866-1867

Vienna News, 1902-1918

Waycross Evening Herald, 1911

Waycross Weekly Herald, 1894-1902

Waycross Weekly Herald, 1908-1910

Weekly Advertiser-Appeal (Brunswick), 1888

Weekly Sumter Republican (Americus), 1870-1885

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Henry L. Benning Civil War materials available online

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the availability of the Henry L. Benning Civil War materials collection at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/ghlb_search.html. The collection, which belongs to Columbus State University Archives, is available online thanks in part to the DLG’s Competitive Digitization grant program, a funding opportunity intended to broaden DLG partner participation for statewide historic digitization projects.

Henry L. Benning was born in Columbia County, Georgia in 1814. After finishing first in his class at the University of Georgia in 1834, he moved to Columbus in 1835. There, he was admitted to the bar, married Mary Howard in 1839, and entered his father-in-law’s firm. In 1840, Benning lost a race for the General Assembly, but was later elected to the state Supreme Court in 1853. After Lincoln’s election, Benning became one of Georgia’s most vocal supporters for secession. During the war, he served as Colonel of the 17th Georgia Infantry in twenty-one engagements including Antietam, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga.  By the beginning of 1863, Benning rose to the rank of brigadier general. His regiment was the first part of the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee and later under Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee. After the war, Benning returned to Columbus and resumed the practice of law, dying on his way to the court in 1875.

Benning’s war correspondence deals with his service throughout the war and includes orders sent to him, reports of engagements, both those sent to him and those he submitted to his superiors.

David Owings, head of Columbus State University Archives states: “General Benning is certainly an important figure in Georgia’s history, who resonates nationally because of his role in the Civil War. This material will attract broad national interest from scholars as well as those with a casual interest in the Civil War. We are excited that the Digital Library of Georgia has helped us increase access to our collections by making General Benning’s involvement in this important period of our history available online.”

About the Columbus State University Archives

Established in 1975, the Columbus State University Archives, located on the third floor of the Simon Schwob Memorial Library, serves as a repository for materials documenting the history of Columbus State University as well as the city of Columbus and the broader Chattahoochee Valley area.

About the Digital Library of Georgia

Based at the University of Georgia Libraries, the Digital Library of Georgia http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ is a GALILEO initiative that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture and life. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources.  DLG also serves as Georgia’s service hub for the Digital Public Library of America and as the home of the Georgia Newspaper Project, the state’s historic newspaper microfilming project.

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