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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 28, 1861

Bill Arp Letter to “Abe Linkhorn”

The Southern Federal Union of Milledgeville printed a “letter” from Georgia humorist Bill Arp (real name Charles Henry Smith) to Abraham Lincoln. While the tone of the letter was humorous, the intent behind it was clearly not.

Image of Southern Federal Union
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Image of Bill Arp
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