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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

April 16, 1861

Newspapers Commented on Fort Sumter

The Southern Recorder of Milledgeville had the news - war was underway with the fighting at Fort Sumter.

The Southern Recorder also editorialized that the war was because of the duplicity of the Lincoln administration.

The Southern Federal Union of Milledgeville also knew war was at hand and also blamed it on the Federal government.

The Southern Confederacy of Atlanta printed a series of headlines announcing the war.

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