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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 10, 1862

Athens Newspaper Reported on Seizure of Goods

The Southern Banner of Athens reported on state government agents impressing material to make clothing for Georgia soldiers, and the consequences for those who held such material.

Seizure of Goods. In accordance with act passed by the Legislature, Agents of Governor Brown have visited many towns and cities of the State for the purpose of impressing cloth, shoes &c., for the use of Georgia soldiers. The Agent who visited this place allowed $2 per yard for jeans. It falls heavily upon some, who have paid $3 to $4 for what the State allows $2, and who would have been satisfied with a reasonable profit. We must confess, however, to being “smartly tickled” at the prospect of seeing some of the speculators disgorge a portion of their blood money.