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January 26, 1846 The Georgia Supreme Court is seated for the first time in Talbotton (Talbot County). The justices were Joseph Henry Lumpkin of Athens, Eugenius A. Nisbet of Macon, and Hiram Warner of Greenville.
July 1, 1846 John Quitman commissioned Brigadier General.
July 14, 1846 Responding to a firm anti-war (Mexican-American War) stance from the Whigs, Democrat Hershel V. Johnson charges Whig Alexander Stephens is a liar. Stephens challenged Johnson to a duel, which never occured. Athough they would eventually become close friends, Johnson and Stephens would not speak for 9 years.
  Alexander Stephens
  Herschel V. Johnson
September 21, 1846 Battle of Monterrey
September 23, 1846
  Jefferson Davis
September 23, 1846 John Quitman receives a brevet to Major General for his actions during the Battle of Monterrey.
October 13, 1846 The Great Hurricane of 1846 begins its destruction, striking Cuba, Florida and Georgia, and moving north along the U. S. coast
November 23, 1846 Water flows through the Augusta Canal
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