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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 31, 1864

Letter from Sherman, and Editorial Response, Printed

The Southern Recorder of Milledgeville printed a letter from Union General William T. Sherman, outlining how he thought the inhabitants of Southern states should be treated. The entire leader can be read at the preceding link; following is the newspaper’s editorial response to it. As it turned out, the establishment of a “paper” government should have been the least of their worries.

Image of Letter from Sherman, and Editorial Response, Printed Southern Recorder
Digital Library of Georgia
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