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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 23, 1864

Mistaken Predictions on Election and Atlanta Campaign

The Confederate Union of Milledgeville reprinted an editorial from a Richmond, VA newspaper, confidently predicting that President Abraham Lincoln would lose in the upcoming election, thus assuring the Southern states of their independence.

While one Milledgeville newspaper printed an incorrect prediction regarding the presidential race, another one - the Southern Recorder - incorrectly predicted the outcome of Sherman’s campaign.

Image of Mistaken Predictions on Election and Atlanta Campaign Confederate Union
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Image of Mistaken Predictions on Election and Atlanta Campaign Southern Recorder
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