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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 29, 1862

Editorial Argued Southern States Had Legal Right to Secede

The Southern Banner of Athens reprinted a lengthy editorial from a Richmond, VA newspaper (partially reproduced here) arguing that the Southern states had the implied power to legally remove themselves from the Union, but that the North was carrying on the war simply for dominion over the South.

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