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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 20, 1862

“Affairs in Georgia” Appear Well

The Richmond Times Dispatch of Virginia published an article entitled “Affairs in Georgia,” which made things look quite rosy despite the Northern blockade of Southern seaports.

Affairs in Georgia. A gentleman from Georgia gives us the cheering information that the people of his State have more provisions than they have had at any period for ten years past; that they have plenty of leather for making shoes, and that there is plenty of money in circulation for the economical uses of life. He could discover no flinching among the people in regard to a vigorous prosecution of the war; on the contrary, they are more determined than ever to fight on until the independence of the South is established. It was not uncommon to see ladies and gentlemen of wealth and respectability dressed in goods of home manufacture, and every household, spinning-wheel, reel and loom had been called into requisition. It was a rare thing to find a lady unemployed in some useful branch of clothing manufacture - a good example for the ladies of this vicinity to follow.