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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 01, 1861

New York Newspaper Boasted of Short War

In Macon, the Georgia Weekly Telegraph reprinted an editorial from a New York newspaper, boldly proclaiming the war would be over in six months at the most. Both sides in this conflict had wildly optimistic views of how it would end; very few foresaw the years of bloodshed ahead.

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