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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.

Image of Milledgeville Newspaper Editorials on Secession Federal Union
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Image of Milledgeville Newspaper Editorials on Secession Southern Recorder
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