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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 16, 1860

Howell Cobb Letter Published

The Daily Federal Union of Milledgeville published Howell Cobb’s letter of December 6, calling for immediate secession. Cobb had served as Secretary of the Treasury under President James Buchanan, but resigned that position on December 8 to join in the secession, and later the war, effort.