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Georgia holds elections for representatives to a planned State Convention in Milledgeville, the capital.

Georgia, 1857, zoomable map
The federally appointed Provisional Governor of Georgia, James Johnson, had called for a state convention and on this day the elections were held to select its delegates.  The convention met in Milledgeville three weeks later, on October 25, 1865, with the 270 elected delegates in attendance.  The convention cleared the way for the return of state rule to Georgia, repealing all Confederate ordinances, and repudiating all Confederate debt.  By the end of the year, the state had an elected governor and legislature.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Georgia," The American Cyclopeadia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865 ... (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1869), 395.