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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

October 27, 1862

The Countryman Newspaper

The Countryman of Putnam County was a newspaper “Published in the Country, on a Southern Plantation, and Devoted to the Editor’s Opinions.” That editor was Joseph Addison Turner; one of his assistants was Joel Chandler Harris. The paper carried some war news, and plenty of the “editor’s opinions.” It offers a good insight into the journalistic style of the day. Click on the link for a look an the entire issue published on this day.