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February 12, 1838 Dahlonega mint officially opens for business
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
April 6, 1838 Winfield Scott is given command of federal forces in the Cherokee Nation.
April 21, 1838 First coins ($5.00 gold pieces) are produced at the at the U.S. mint in Dahlonega, Georgia.
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
April 23, 1838 Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson writes a letter against the removal of the Cherokee to President Martin van Buren
  Ralph Waldo Emerson Letter Against Cherokee Removal
May 6, 1838 General Winfield Scott appointed head of federal troops in Georgia
May 25, 1838 On this date all parcels of land distributed in the 1832 land lotteries are distributed to the winning settlers. Prior to this date settlers could not take control of land if a Cherokee resided there.
May 27, 1838 40 militia skirmish with a band of Seminole, Okefenokee Swamp
  Okefenokee Swamp
July 22, 1838 The Wildes Family massacre occurs at the family homestead a few miles south of present-day Waycross. It is the last Indian attack in the state of Georgia.
  Ware County, Georgia
September 17, 1838 15 students attend Emory College in Oxford, Georgia.
  Ignatius Few
  Emory University
December 28, 1838 Chattooga County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Chattooga County, Georgia
December 29, 1838 Springville (now Powder Springs) incorporated
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