This Day in Georgia Civil War History
May 09, 1865
Editorial Welcomed Returning Soldiers, Too Few of Them
The Confederate Union of Milledgeville printed back to back editorials on how business had stopped since the war ended (the newspaper would no longer accept Confederate money), and it was up to the military “Chieftans” of the occupying forces to get things running again. They also welcomed home returning soldiers, noting how much fewer there were than those who who had left to fight the war, and the sad condition of many of those who were returning.