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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 03, 1864

Inaccurate Report on Battle of Griswoldville

The Richmond Times Dispatch reprinted several reports from Georgia newspapers on the advance of Sherman’s army, through Georgia, including the following overly optimistic report on the Battle of Griswoldville.

On Tuesday, the enemy made their appearance at Griswoldville in some force, and, before being attacked, burnt all the buildings in the place except three. A fight took place, lasting some three hours, when the enemy were repulsed. Our wounded in this engagement arrived in Macon on Tuesday evening. We have not ascertained the extent of the loss in the engagement on either side.