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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 16, 1865

Strong Message to Governor Brown Published

The Columbus Enquirer printed a strongly worded message sent from Union General James Wilson to Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown, in response to a telegram Brown had sent to President Andrew Johnson.

The Southern Recorder of Milledgeville published a much more mild order from General Wilson; this one said the former Confederate leaders of Georgia could not call the Legislature back together, but that President Johnson intended to do everything in his power to restore security and constitutional rule to the state.

Image of Strong Message to Governor Brown Published Columbus Enquirer
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Image of Strong Message to Governor Brown Published Southern Recorder
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