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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 03, 1863

Men Between 40-45 Urged to Volunteer for State Defense

While word of the Battle of Gettysburg or the surrender of Vicksburg had not yet reached Atlanta, there was still cause for concern over a Union army invading Georgia. On this day the Southern Confederacy printed a proclamation from Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown requesting all men between the ages of 40-45 volunteer for defense of the state, and encouraging all women make sure the men honored the request!

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