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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 15, 1864

Oversight in Georgia Legislature Reported

In the midst of a devastating war, the Richmond Times Dispatch did find a small bit of humor in an oversight by the Georgia Legislature.

Marriage in Georgia. –A correspondent of the Southern Recorder says that the Legislature of Georgia, at its last session, whilst hastily tampering with the Code, unintentionally repealed the law making the marriage license. If this be so, the people of that State are at liberty to go back to the primitive ceremony of jumping the broom.