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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

September 18, 1861

Athens Newspapers Mentioned Sick Soldiers and Need to Care for Them

Even more deadly than battle was disease, as evidenced by this item from the Southern Banner of Athens; it also mentioned Athens native Howell Cobb.

The Southern Watchman, also of Athens, published the results of a local meeting to raise funds for sick soldiers.

Image of Athens Newspapers Mentioned Sick Soldiers and Need to Care for Them Southern Banner
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Image of Athens Newspapers Mentioned Sick Soldiers and Need to Care for Them Southern Watchman
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