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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 12, 1863

Milledgeville Newspapers Reported and Commented on Yankee Raids

The Southern Recorder of Milledgeville reported on the exploits of Nathan Bedford Forrest at Rome, with someone even suggesting a renaming of a certain Georgia county in his honor.

The Confederate Union of Milledgeville issued a call for all citizens to arms themselves and be ready to man the borders to ward off more Yankee raiders.

Image of Milledgeville Newspapers Reported and Commented on Yankee Raids Southern Recorder
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Image of Milledgeville Newspapers Reported and Commented on Yankee Raids Confederate Union
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