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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

February 28, 1861

Secession Flags on Carts

The Richmond Times Dispatch reprinted a brief note from an Augusta, Georiga newspaper:

The Augusta (Geo.) Dispatch says: “The negroes employed in grading the Macon and Warrenton Railroad, near Warrenton, have hoisted secession flags on their dirt carts, bearing eight well executed stars. On being asked why they added the eighth star, the reply was, ‘Old Wirginny’s bound to come.’”