In Their Own Words
January 22, 1861
Milledgeville Newspaper Editorials on Secession
The Federal Union of Milledgeville printed a brief editorial welcoming the news of secession and proclaiming Georgia a “free and independent republic.”
The Southern Recorder of Milledgeville urged unity among all Georgians now that the secession decision had been made, although the editors had wanted to wait on such an extreme measure.