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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 12, 1862

Proclamation on Dealing with Deserters

The Southern Federal Union of Milledgeville printed two items which showed that some men were not doing the their duty, as military officers perceived it. The first was a proclamation from Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown with instructions on locating and dealing with deserters; the second was a reprint from a Virginia newspaper on the antics of those trying to avoid service altogether.

Image of Southern Federal Union
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Image of Southern Federal Union
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