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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 28, 1861

Matches and Buttons Manufactured

While manufacturing was not a southern strong point, two items in the Daily Constitutionalist of Augusta showed that some were trying to fill the gap.

Matches.-We are happy to state that Captain Henry Fitzgerald, of this city, having made all necessary arrangements, is now engaged in the manufacture of lucifer matches, and is prepared to furnish the trade with them at reasonable rates. We had several blocks exhibited to us, on Saturday, and upon examination we find that they compare favorably with those we have been heretofore receiving from the North.
Georgia Buttons! We are now prepared to furnish Southern Made “Georgia” Gilt Buttons, in any quantity, at moderate prices. We have on hand Blue and Gray Cloth, Which we will make into uniforms, according to recent Con- federate Army Regulations, at short notice. Also a small lot Navy Blue Flannel, for Soldiers’ Shirts. Uniforms Cut for Companies at very low rates.