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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

February 21, 1862

Editorial and Letter Called for Growing More Food

The Georgia Weekly Telegraph of Macon printed a front page story beseeching planters to grow more food (and less cotton) to supply the troops and feed Georgia citizens, since no more food was coming from the “abolitionists.” As if anticipating that call, a planter from Fort Valley wrote a letter calling on all planters to do just that - grow more food and plant just enough cotton for seed.

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Image of Editorial and Letter Called for Growing More Food Georgia Weekly Telegraph
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