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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 11, 1861

Mother Desperately Wanted Son Home for Christmas

A Georgia mother pleaded with her son to come home for Christmas.

“i want you to come home a[t] christmas if you can any how in the world… .” Source: Spencer B. King, Jr., Georgia Voices: A Documentary History to 1872 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1966), p. 299