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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

April 17, 1861

Athens Newspapers Commented on Fort Sumter

The Southern Watchman of Athens joined in the celebration of the fall of Fort Sumter, with some brutal comments regarding the U.S. President.

The Southern Banner of Athens did the same.

Image of Athens Newspapers Commented on Fort Sumter Southern Watchman
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Image of Athens Newspapers Commented on Fort Sumter Southern Banner
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