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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

November 20, 1861

Editorial Began to Suspect War Would Not Ne Short

Most observers - both in the North and South - thought the Civil War would be short; each side was confident of a quick victory. It soon became apparent that was not the case, and on this day the Southern Watchman of Athens acknowledged that fact - and implored its readers to all do their part in helping the “cause.”

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Digital Library of Georgia
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