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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 14, 1861

Letter Hinted Military Action Might be Near

The Southern Confederacy of Atlanta printed a letter from their correspondent in Virginia; he opened with a complaint about the lack of stationery, then went into a long account of the death of a local soldier (see full page linked for details), before closing with a brief warning (seen here) that action might be near - the first major battle of the Civil War was one week away.

Image of Letter Hinted Military Action Might be Near Southern Confederacy
Digital Library of Georgia
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