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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

June 08, 1862

Atlanta Newspaper Published Congratulatory Letter from Jefferson Davis

The Southern Confederacy of Atlanta published a letter from Confederate President Jefferson Davis congratulating the army on its victory at the Battle of Seven Pines, followed by an item noting the enthusiastic reception of the men to the knowledge that their new leader was Robert. E. Lee.

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