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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

September 03, 1863

Letter from Robert Toombs Published

The Richmond Times Dispatch reprinted a letter from Georgian Robert Toombs, which no doubt whatsoever on his thoughts on possibly reuniting with the Union.

Washington, Ga.,Aug. 17, 1863. My Dear Sir: Your letter of the 15th instant, asking my authority to contradict the report that “I am in favor of reconstruction,” was received this evening. I can conceive of no extremity to which my country could be reduced in which I would for a single moment entertain any proposition for any union with the North on any terms whatever.– When all else is lost, I prefer to unite with the thousands of our own countrymen who have found honorable deaths, if not graves, on the battle-field. Use this letter as you please. Very truly, your friend, &c., R. Toombs.