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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

September 02, 1863

More Volunteering as War Neared Georgia

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported that many more men in Georgia were volunteering for service, as war was about to come to their home state.

The spirit in Georgia –The Governor of Georgia recently called for 8,000 troops. Already 388 companies, comprising 15,350 men, have offered and been accepted. This says the Atlanta Intelligencer, does not include several informal tenders of companies, whose papers have been sent back for correction.