This Day in Georgia Civil War History
May 11, 1861
Brutal Editorial Attack on Lincoln
The Southern Confederacy of Atlanta published an editorial in response to President Abraham Lincoln’s order for Southern armies to disperse, while calling on Northern troops to volunteer to put down the rebellion. As was often the case with Southern newspapers, the attack on Lincoln was brutal - calling him a “baboon despot” and accusing him of “polluting” the seat once held by George Washington.