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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 14, 1861

General Assembly Designated Five Million Dollars for Defense

The Georgia General Assembly approved the budget for 1862, with money for military purposes being the dominant figure.

… 20. SEC. XX. Be it further enacted, That the sum of five millions of dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, as a military fund for the year eighteen hundred and sixty-two; to be drawn from the Treasury, on the warrants of the Governor, from time to time as the same may be required to defray either past or future expenses for military purposes. …