This Day in Georgia Civil War History
October 10, 1862
Macon Newspaper on Emancipation Proclamation and Robert Toombs
Two items of interest from the Georgia Weekly Telegraph of Macon, first was another commentary on the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, arguing that it was a political ploy to help the Republicans in the upcoming elections. Second was a recounting of the “desperate gallantry” of Robert Toombs at Sharpsburg.