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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 09, 1861

Athens Newspapers Differed on Secession

The Southern Banner of Athens, in reporting on Clarke County’s election of delegates to the secession convention, continued to champion the cause of secession.

The Southern Watchman, also of Athens, continued its support of trying to address Southern grievances within the Union by printing a lengthy argument from a contributor, the introduction is shown here; the entire piece can be read in the preceding link.

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