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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 29, 1865

Newspaper Report Showed Lawlessness Problem

The following brief report from the Richmond Times Dispatch shows how lawlessness was a problem in many places (Georgia in this case) as the Civil War approached its end.

A fight in Macon county, Georgia. A few days since, a mob, headed by Mr. Jerry Wilcher, cause not stated, assembled on Cedar creek, Macon county, Georgia, to drive what they deemed a suspicious character from the neighborhood. The man and some women fought bravely for their homes, and, in the fight, Jerry Wilcher and a man by the name of Hickory were killed, and another of the attacking party severely wounded. The rest left.