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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 19, 1862

Richmond Newspaper Printed Letter from Savannah

The Richmond Times Dispatch of Virginia printed a letter from a correspondent in Savannah, giving his views on the situation there.

[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Savannah, Ga., March 14 The news from Norfolk and the West has quite diverted our attention from the enemy hereabouts. We have little worth recording, if we except some further attempts of the Yankees to penetrate towards our outposts, with a view to reconnoitre doubtless.–The last attempt has resulted rather unfavorably for them, thought they returned the fire of our pickets without inflicting any injury whatever. The late desultory movements in our neighborhood indicate an impatience on the part of the invaders which will cause us, no doubt, considerable trouble from predatory incursions. …

The full letter can be read at the link above.