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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

November 04, 1864

Home for “Exiles” in Terrell County

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed a brief item on a home for Atlanta exiles being established in Terrell County.

Home for Georgia Exiles. –A “Home for Exiles” has been located in Terrell county, Georgia, and is said to be working admirably. The Macon Confederate says: “The State purchased a large tract of land, in the midst of which it is situated; and the location is a most delightful and healthy one. A tent-town has been built up, in imitation of the primitive mode of man. Spacious streets are observed between the rows of tents, and the sidewalks are kept neat and clean. Order, gentility, morality and religion - indeed, all the characteristics of a Quaker settlement - lend their attractions to the place. A rigid system of moral discipline is enforced. No loose or doubtful characters are permitted to remain in the institution.”