This Article will provide, for the first time, a comprehensive account of the writ of habeas corpus in Georgia not primarily focused on use of the writ as a postconviction remedy. The Article covers the 132-year period stretching from 1733, when the Georgia colony was established, to 1865, when the Confederate States of America was finally defeated and the American Civil War came to a close.
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "From Oglethorpe to the Overthrow of the Confederacy: Habeas Corpus in Georgia, 1733-1865" (2011). Scholarly Works. Paper 614.