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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 29, 1864

Richmond Newspaper Printed Optimistic Outlook from Army in Georgia

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed a report from the Confederate army in Georgia, indicating many men were re-enlisting, wounded were returning, and all were in high spirits.

From Johnston’s army. –Our accounts from North Georgia are very cheering. Brigade after brigade has unanimously resolved to re-enlist for the war, and their proceedings breathe the most unfaltering patriotism. The wounded at Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, absentees and stragglers, are returning to their posts, and the army is represented to be in a splendid condition and high spirits.