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.