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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 17, 1862

Confiscation Act of 1862

The U.S. Congress passed the Confiscation Act of 1862, allowing for confiscation of property from people who participate in the war. This was a fear many Southerners had expressed - that the Union would pay its war debt by taking Southern property.