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January 29, 1848 Moses Formwalt elected first mayor of Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
July 15, 1848 Work begins on building a tunnel through Chetoogetta Mountain (Tunnel Hill, GA)
July 15, 1848 John D. Gray Company begins construction of a railroad tunnel through Chetoogeta Mountain, the final link between Atlanta and Chattanooga
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
July 27, 1848 The U. S. Senate passes the Clayton Compromise, a solution to the issue of slavery in the territories. It essentially let the courts decide the issue. Among those voting for the bill, which passed 33-22 were John C. Calhoun, John Berrien, Lewis Cass, and Jefferson Davis.
  Lewis Cass
  Henry Clay
  Slavery in Georgia
  John MacPherson Berrien (John Berrien)
  John C. Calhoun
August 11, 1848 Georgia is split into two judicial districts, Northern and Southern
September 3, 1848 Judge Francis Cone called Alexander Stephens a traitor. Following an arguement, Cone stabbed Stephens six times.
  Alexander Stephens
  Alexander 'Little Alec' Stephens stabbed in Atlanta
October 31, 1848 First opening of tunnel through Chetoogetta Mountain (Tunnel Hill, GA)
November 7, 1848 Zachary Taylor defeats Lewis Cass in the race for President of the United States.
  Lewis Cass
December 9, 1848 Joel Chandler Harris born, Eatonton, Georgia
  Joel Chandler Harris
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