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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 14, 1861

Athens Newspaper on Departure of T.R.R. Cobb

The Southern Banner of Athens printed an item on the departure of a native son to Virginia to fight in the war.

Their wish for his safety was in vain; he would be killed just over a year later at the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Image of Athens Newspaper on Departure of T.R.R. Cobb Southern Banner
Digital Library of Georgia
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