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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

September 26, 1864

Richmond Newspaper Reported Davis Arrival in Georgia

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed a brief report from Macon on the arrival of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Arrival of the President. Macon, September 23. –We were unexpectedly greeted this morning by the arrival of President Davis. He made a speech at the Baptist Church. He is going to General Hood’s army. Nothing from General Hood’s army. No movements of the enemy up to late accounts from Atlanta. The expulsion of the citizens of Atlanta has been completed.