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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 14, 1864

Georgia Legislator Suggested Peace Proposal after Victories

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported on a proposal by a Georgia legislator to offer peace to the North after each Confederate victory, with the individual Southern states to decide on its own whether or not to agree to it.

Georgia Legislature. Milledgeville, Ga., March 11. –The Hon. Linton Stephens yesterday introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives, declaring that peace be officially offered to the enemy after every Confederate victory, on the principles of 1776, leaving to each doubtful State the right to decide her association by a fair Convention of the people thereof.