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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 16, 1862

MIlledgeville Newspapers Printed Differing Editorials Regarding Conscription Law

The Southern Recorder praised a speech given by Georgian and Confederate Senator Benjamin H. Hill, defending the Conscription Law.

The Confederate Union took some other newspapers to task for their criticism of Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown over his resistance to the Conscript Law. Instead they praised Brown for his patriotism and Georgia for its war effort.

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