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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 09, 1861

Secession Convention Passed Resolution Defending State Military Leaders

Georgia’s secession convention continued meeting, receiving a note from delegates still in Montgomery meeting with the Confederate Congress, explaining their absence. More work on amending the state constitution also took place, as well as a defiant resolution against some who had publicly insulted some of Georgia’s military leaders:

Resolved, That neither General Twiggs, nor Colonel Hardee, requires any vindication among their old friends and neighbors in Georgia. Their defence may be found written by the point of the sword upon the battle-fields of their country, and upon the scarred forms of her enemies; yet this Convention but yields to a natural impulse when it expresses the scorn with which the people of Georgia look upon all attempts on the part of an abolition press, and a venal and fanatical government to tarnish their fame, and to filch from them the rewards of long lives of glorious deeds and heroic doings.

Read the full journal of Georgia’s secession convention here.