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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 09, 1863

Whiskey Profitable in Atlanta

The Confederate military’s attempt to keep whiskey out of Atlanta apparently made it a very profitable commodity, as shown by the following note published in the Richmond Times Dispatch, reprinted from an Atlanta newspaper.

The Atlanta Intelligencer says a commission merchant in that city a few days since sold eleven barrels of whiskey for $3,000, being more than $700 per barrel.