This Day in Georgia Civil War History
March 09, 1863
Whiskey Profitable in Atlanta
The Confederate military’s attempt to keep whiskey out of Atlanta apparently made it a very profitable commodity, as shown by the following note published in the Richmond Times Dispatch, reprinted from an Atlanta newspaper.
The Atlanta Intelligencer says a commission merchant in that city a few days since sold eleven barrels of whiskey for $3,000, being more than $700 per barrel.