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In Georgia, the Baldwin County Courthouse in Milledgeville burns to the ground

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02/24/1861
The Baldwin County Courthouse in Milledgeville, Georgia was completely destroyed in a fire that broke out just before dawn.  Reports indicated that most of the papers of ongoing trials, as well as much of the county archive was rescued from the burning building.  No injuries were reported.  Milledgeville served also as the state capital.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Burning of a Court House," New York Times, February 25, 1861.

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