Historian and author of early middle Georgia history. His books describe Milledgeville and Baldwin County history in an entertaining, yet factual, way. His three books are Civil War Milledgeville: Tales from the Confederate Capital of Georgia, More Milledgeville Memories, and Remembering Milledgeville: Historic Tales from Georgia's Antebellum Capital. His latest work is Annie Abbott, "The Little Georgia Magnet," and the True Story of Dixie Haygood.
Civil War Milledgeville: Tales from the Confederate Capital of Georgia, published by The History Press, Charleston, SC. Order Civil War Milledgeville: Tales from the Confederate Capital of Georgia at Amazon.com
This book is a collection of historical stories centered around Milledgeville's participation in the War Between the States. Milledgeville was the capital of Georgia during the War. The stories are entertaining but historically accurate depictions of real events, men or women. While the book provides an insight into Milledgeville's or Baldwin County's history, the book is entertaining for old and young alike and is described as "captivating" by America's Civil War. Of special interest are little known stories based on eyewitness accounts of General Sherman during his occupation of Milledgeville.
"...the book is an important addition to any Georgia or Civil War collection." Kenneth H. Thomas, Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 11, 2005.
"Harrington's book adds much to the study of the social aspects of Georgia's wartime experience." America's Civil War, July 2007.
More Milledgeville Memories -- published by The History Press, Charleston, SC. Order More Milledgeville Memories at Amazon.
With More Milledgeville Memories Hugh Harrington, author of the successful Remembering Milledgeville and Civil War Milledgeville, completes his trilogy of books highlighting little known aspects of Milledgeville’s history. In this volume he revives his special flair for presenting a history that is fascinating to historians and anyone who simply enjoys a good story. Specializing in forgotten incidents and people the selection includes the Civil War, unusual murders as well as humorous tales such as the adventure of the Three Eyed Man. Undoubtedly, fans of Harrington’s writings will not be disappointed.
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Remembering Milledgeville: Historic Tales from Georgia's Antebellum Capital, published by The History Press, Charleston, SC. Order Remembering Milledgeville: Historic Tales from Georgia's Antebellum Capital at Amazon.com.
Milledgeville, Georgia resident and local historian Hugh Harrington
brings to life the characters and events that are the essential ingredients
of Milledgeville history. In Remembering
Milledgeville: Historic Tales From Georgia’s Antebellum Capital,
Hugh recounts events such as a mysterious rooster rip-off and the spectacular
sunset that was caused by a volcano over three thousand miles away. Through
earthquakes and tornadoes, Milledgeville and Baldwin County have been
host to famous personalities like Ty Cobb and President William McKinley.
Even more intriguing are the stories of scoundrels, duels and murders
throughout the old capital’s history, which until now have been forgotten
[from the book's back cover]. See Table of contents.
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Annie Abbott, "The Little Georgia Magnet," and the True Story of Dixie Haygood. Published May 2010. Order it at CreateSpace.com.
This is the complete, documented story of Milledgeville, Georgia's Dixie Haygood, who has been known in Milledgeville as a witch. But as Annie Abbott, "The Little Georgia Magnet," she captivated the world and puzzled scientists in the late 1800s and early 1900s with her unexplained power. Although she weighed only 96 pounds, the strongest men could not lift her, and she could transfer her power to children! Her life and career take a complicated series of twists and turns that are described in this book. This book is the first accurate account of her entire life and her performances.
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