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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 30, 1865

Item on Georgia Trying to Prevent Slaves Escapes

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed an item on what Georgia was doing to try to prevent slaves from escaping.

To prevent the escape of Negroes. The Georgia Legislature, at the late session, passed an act authorizing the Governor to establish a line of mounted pickets, of such number and at such points, as he may deem sufficient for the purpose of preventing the escape of slaves to the enemy at Savannah; and to organize the men into a battalion of cavalry, to be composed of such as will mount and arm themselves.