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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

June 20, 1861

Atlanta Newspaper Warned of “Idle Rumors”

On this day the Southern Confederacy warned its readers about believing the many rumors concerning battles and bloodshed, and took the opportunity to try and drum up subscriptions. Interestingly, one of the rumors shot down was one indicating Francis Bartow had been killed - he had not yet been, but would be in the first major battle of the war - just over one month later.

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