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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 02, 1862

Attempt to Tax Dog Ownership Defeated

The constant search for new ways to raise revenue and preserve essential items was common throughout the Civil War. On this day, the Southern Recorder of Milledgeville commented on one legislator’s (unsuccessful) idea of taxing dog ownership, on the grounds that the state needed the money and people needed the food consumed by dogs.

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