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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 18, 1861

Athens Newspaper Held Little Regard for Lincoln or the Union

Two excerpts from the Southern Watchman of Athens show what little regard most Southerners had for President Abraham Lincoln and any thought of rejoining the Union.

Image of Athens Newspaper Held Little Regard for Lincoln or the Union Southern Watchman
Digital Library of Georgia
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Image of Athens Newspaper Held Little Regard for Lincoln or the Union Southern Watchman
Digital Library of Georgia
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