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January 13, 1868 Thomas Ruger ordered to become "provisional governor" of Georgia, replacing Gov. Charles Jenkins, who refused to pay for a state constitutional convention. Jenkins flees the state.
  Charles Jones Jenkins
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
February 9, 1868 Lucien Lamar Knight born, Atlanta, Georgia
April 20, 1868 Atlanta becomes Georgia's state capital
  Milledgeville
  Baldwin County, Georgia
  Atlanta becomes Georgia's capital
April 26, 1868 Although predating the end of the Civil War, this marks the first official celebration of Confederate Memorial Day
May 11, 1868 Convict leasing program starts in Georgia
June 16, 1868 The Atlanta Constitution, founded by Colonel Carey W. Stiles, is published for the first time
July 4, 1868 The Georgia Legislature meets in Atlanta for the first time.
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
July 21, 1868 Georgia ratifies the 14th Amendment to the Constitution
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
July 22, 1868 Gov. Rufus Bullock inaugurated
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
  A Republican governor
July 23, 1868 "Bush Arbor" protests Bullock's inauguration
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
September 19, 1868 During a Republican rally in Camilla, Georgia, violence flares in front of the Mitchell County Courthouse.
  Mitchell County, Georgia
  Violence in Camille, GA
October 9, 1868 Howell Cobb dies, New York City
  Howell Cobb
December 30, 1868 'Ogeechee Troubles' begin
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