This Day in Georgia Civil War History
February 19, 1862
Editorials Claimed South would Never Surrender, Acknowledged Blockade
The Southern Watchman of Athens published back to back editorials, the first boldly stating that the South would never give up - this in response the news of military losses in the West, primarily Forts Henry and Donelson. The second piece acknowledged the “anaconda” of the blockade was having effects on the South, and urged all citizens to stand up and fight against it.