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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

April 19, 1864

Milledgeville Newspapers Commented on Georgians Opposed to Confederate Government

The Southern Recorder of Milledgeville printed an editorial questioning the actions of some notable Georgians who had so publicly disagreed with the Confederate government.

The Confederate Union of Milledgeville printed the speech of one of them. Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephens had recently delivered it to the special called session of the Georgia Legislature; the newspaper published a brief editorial comment - shown below. The full text of the speech can be seen in the newspaper links here and here.

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