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March 26, 1894 General Alfred Holt Colquitt dies, Washington D. C.
April 18, 1894 In a letter to Caroline Meriwether Goodlett, Anna Davenport Raines explains that both Nashville and Savannah have organizations called "Daughters of the Confederacy" and requesting permission to continue its use, unaware that the Savannah chapter had begun using the name first.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
April 26, 1894 "The Lion of Atlanta," a marble statue depicting a sleeping lion and carved in Canton, Georgia, is unveiled at Oakland Cemetery.
May 21, 1894 General Philip Cook died, Atlanta, Georgia
  Philip Cook, CSA
June 18, 1894 At the depths of the depression created by the Panic of 1893, J. P. Morgan and others consolidate many railroads in the South to form Southern Railway Co.
July 1, 1894 Southern Railway Company was founded from Richmond and Danville Railroad and the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad.
September 10, 1894 Begun in Nashville and Savannah, the National (later United) Daughters of the Confederacy is organized
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 27, 1894 William Yates Atkinson begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 4, 1894 Georgia Tech defeats the University of Georgia in football, 22-6. This is the first game played between these traditional rivals
November 6, 1894 Cason J. Callaway born
  Cason J. Callaway
November 30, 1894 Former governor Joseph Emerson Brown dies in Atlanta.
  Joseph Emerson Brown
December 18, 1894 Lakewood Amphitheater is approved. It will open within a year as a "whites only" facility
December 26, 1894 Nathan Jean Toomer born, Washington D. C.
  Jean Toomer
December 27, 1894 Atlanta's Kimball Opera House burns. It had served as the state capitol at one time.
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