This Day in Georgia Civil War History
January 19, 1864
No Peace from Weakness and No Valley Forge
The Weekly Columbus Enquirer printed an editorial claiming that no negotiations for peace could be made from a position of weakness, as the South was fighting for its existence. They also printed a letter from a solder in the Confederate army stationed in Dalton; the writer acknowledged there were some shortages of supplies, but denied it was another Valley Forge, as some had apparently stated.