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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

October 21, 1862

Jefferson Davis Message on Incompetent Army Officers Published

It is generally acknowledged that the South had better military leadership early in the Civil War. But this did not mean all Southern officers excelled, or were even competent, as evidenced by a message from Confederate President Jefferson Davis reprinted in the Southern Recorder of Milledgeville.

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Digital Library of Georgia
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