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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

February 24, 1863

Editorial Praised Herschel Johnson for Withdrawing Secession Amendment

Two weeks earlier, Georgia Confederate Senator Herschel Johnson had proposed an amendment to the Confederate Constitution allowing any state to secede peaceably from the C.S.A. if they chose. By this time he had withdrawn the request, and The Southern Recorder of Milledgeville praised the move.

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