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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

November 20, 1864

Yankees Arrived in Eatonton

From Eatonton, Joseph Addison Turner noted some Yankees arriving - and stealing.

“… About 1 or 2 o’clock, 4 or 5 yankees came, professing they would behave as gentlemen. These gentlemen, however stole my gold watch, and silver spoons, besides whiskey, tobacco, and a hat or two, besides. About the middle of the afternoon, 4 more came, and got a few hats [Turner manufactured hats on his plantation] and one fiddle, and some whiskey. About night, two dutchmen came, and got some whiskey, a few hats &c.” Source: Spencer B. King, Jr., Georgia Voices: A Documentary History to 1872 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1966 reprinted 1974), p. 301.