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January 19, 1866 The Atlanta city council votes to allocate $10,000.00 to deal with an ongoing smallpox epidemic.
March 12, 1866 Atlanta city limits extended to 1.5 miles from present-day Underground Atlanta.
April 7, 1866 William Earle Dodge begins his term in the U. S. House of Representatives.
  William Earle Dodge
April 12, 1866 Atlanta Chamber of Commerce organized as "Board of Trade"
June 17, 1866 Lewis Cass dies
July 16, 1866 The Second Freedman's Bureau Act passed over Pres. Andrew Johnson's veto, allowing former slaves to retain ownership of land in Ogeechee District.
August 1, 1866 John Ross dies
October 7, 1866 Martha Berry born, near Rome, GA (Floyd County)
  Martha Berry
December 20, 1866 Georgia Legislature grants a charter to the Savannah, Skidaway and Seaboard Railroad Company to build rail lines to Thunderbolt, the Isle of Hope and Skidaway Island.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
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