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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

February 11, 1862

Bill Arp Letter Expressed Defiance

The Southern Recorder of Milledgeville published a letter from Georgia’s Bill Arp (real name Charles Henry Smith), addressed to “Mister Abe Linkhorn.” While couched in humorous language, the letter expressed the still defiant attitude of the South.

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