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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 17, 1863

Reversal of Opinion of Mediation from Europe

On January 8, the Southern Confederacy of Atlanta had printed an editorial hoping for mediation from European powers to help end the war, with the North acknowledging the Confederate States of America. But on this day, after some reflection and some comments from a British newspaper, they reversed their opinion.

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