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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 22, 1861

Bountiful Crop Expected

The Richmond Times Dispatch reprinted a report from an Albany, Georgia newspaper predicting bountiful crops in Georgia for the year.

Crops in Georgia. –The Albany (Ga.) Patriot, of the 16th inst., says: We are informed by some of our oldest and most experienced farmers that the grain crops were never more promising - an anusual quantity having been sown. Some planters have discarded cotton entirely and have turned their attention to the cultivation of grain. This independent spirit shows that they are for once determined to live within themselves and no longer be dependent on the North or West for their productions. Cotton is promising. The weather pleasant and the health of the country good.