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March 30, 2011  
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In the News
Coming Up at GHS
Staff Update
From the Archives

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Contact Us  

About GHS 

Join GHS Today 

Research the Collection 

Publications & Scholarship 

Education & Outreach 

Georgia Historical Markers 

Upcoming Events


Historical Marker Dedication

The Burning and Destruction of Atlanta

Monday, April 11, 2011

11:00 A.M.

Outside of the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot 

65 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive



Keynote Address by 

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson 


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Georgia Historical Society's

Annual Meeting & Garden Party

Thursday, April 14, 2011




Lisa L. White, Berrien Award 

Paul M. Pressly, Pinckney Award 


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Georgia Historical Society's

Annual Book Sale

Friday and Saturday,

April 29-30, 2011 

Hodgson Hall, Savannah


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2011 GHS Garden Party
Garden Party 2011


Georgia Historical Society

Household Membership

 Membership brochure  


Tybee Island Light Station  

Tybee lighthouse 


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In The News

Historical Georgia: There's An App For That

by Rickey Bevington, GPB

GPB GHS iPhone App 


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Coming Up at GHS

Conquered Banners: Georgia's Civil War Flags 


The next installment of the Conquered Banners exhibit, the Montgomery Guards banner, will go on display Tuesday, April 5. Commissioned by Captain Lawrence Montgomery guards bannerGuilmartin to the Sisters of Mercy, the Montgomery Guards banner was presented to the company at Fort Pulaski on March 17, 1862. The front of the banner features a cross of gold chenille above which appears  the motto "In hoc signo vinces" (in this sign you will conquer) and below, the words, "God and our rights." The reverse of the banner shows a harp entwined with a shamrock, the name of the company, and twelve stars representing the Confederacy.


The Montgomery Guards were organized in Savannah in July of 1861 and initially served with the 1st Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  They were part of the garrison at Fort Pulaski (where they were surrendered) and later served as Co. E of the 22nd Battalion Georgia Siege Artillery.


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GHS Annual Book Sale

The Georgia Historical Society needs your used books for its Annual Book Sale to be held April 29-30, 2011. Clean out your closets and clear away your clutter to support this annual fund-raising event! 


Donations to the Book Sale are tax deductible. For more information or to volunteer, contact GHS at 912-651-2128 or email us at .


Inside GHS 
Staff Updates

The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is pleased to announce that Brandy Mai has joined the staff as the new Director of Brandy2Communications. Ms. Mai will be responsible for guiding the Society's communication strategies, media relationships, marketing, and promotions. She joins GHS with nearly 15 years of journalism and marketing experience, having worked as a military journalist, marketing writer/editor and federal contract investigator for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Ms. Mai is a graduate of Northwestern State University in Louisiana.


To assist the Library and Archives, Catherine Duffy C. Duffyhas joined the staff as Reference Assistant. Ms. Duffy will be responsible for aiding researchers and patrons, as well as maintaining library resources. Before joining the GHS staff, she interned at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., as well as the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah. She holds a BFA in interior design from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a minor in art history, and has also studied at Syracuse University's campus in Florence, Italy.

From the Archives 

Griffin B. Bell papers, circa 1952-2009 (MS 2305)


Griffin Boyette Bell was born in Americus, Georgia, on 31 October 1918. He served in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Major, from 1941 to 1946 and graduated cum laude from Mercer University Law School with an LL.B. degree in 1948. Bell practiced law in Georgia from 1948 until 1961 when he was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Judge Bell served on the Fifth Circuit for fifteen years until President Jimmy E. Carter's nomination to become the 72nd Attorney General of the United States. Bell received the attorney general oath of office from Chief Justice Warren E. Burger in January 1977 and served until August 1979. In his private practice, Bell joined the law firm King and Spaulding in Atlanta, Georgia in 1953. He became managing partner in 1958, and served as senior partner until January 2004 when he became senior counsel of the firm. He conducted investigations such as internal reviews for E.F. Hutton's Board of Directors regarding fraud charges and an independent review of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska for the board of directors of the Exxon Company and managed the estate of Howard Hughes. Bell served on Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's ad hoc Advisory Committee on new rules governing military tribunals in 2002, served on the Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee for the Department of Defense, and chaired a study group regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Office of Professional Responsibility in 2003. In addition, he was selected by the Defense Department as a member of the Review Panel for Military Commissions and served as Chief Judge until resigning in November 2007. Griffin Bell died on 5 January 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 90.


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