A trio of researchers took a fall trip to England and Scotland and spent three weeks digging through government archives for any documents that might shed new light on Georgia’s role in the Revolutionary War. They came back with digital images of roughly 2,000 records from 1771 to 1783.

“There’s an awful lot of stuff, paperwork dealing with the business of war, the logistics of funding the war, correspondence between the big wigs,” said archaeologist Dan Elliott, president of the Georgia-based LAMAR Institute, a nonprofit focused on archaeological and historical research in the Southeast.

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