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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 08, 1861

Differing Newspaper Editorials on Invading the South

The Southern Confederacy of Atlanta reprinted an item from a New York newspaper, claiming secession in Virginia could be halted with a quick invasion and capture of Richmond. As Union forces would discover over the next four years, this was easier to say than to do.

The Southern Banner of Athens printed an editorial opining what type of people would be involved in any such invasion of the South.

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