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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

June 12, 1861

Stephens Speech in Wilkes County

Atlanta’s Southern Confederacy reprinted a speech given by Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephens in Wilkes County, exhorting the citizens to do all they could to support the war effort. The full speech can be seen by following the link; excerpts are shown here.

Image of Stephens Speech in Wilkes County Southern Confederacy
Digital Library of Georgia
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Image of Stephens Speech in Wilkes County Southern Confederacy
Digital Library of Georgia
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Image of Stephens Speech in Wilkes County Southern Confederacy
Digital Library of Georgia
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