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.