About the Author
Professor Jeffery Wells is a 10th-generation Georgian. Having grown up in the state, he is quite familiar with its terrain, geography, and history. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in history and a master's degree in history from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. He is currently the social sciences and education department chairman for Georgia Military College's Atlanta campus. He has published several articles on Georgia history in various magazines and newsletters, as well as penned chapters on the state's history for Georgia history textbooks. He currently resides in the Metro Atlanta area.