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In Their Own Words

March 04, 1862

“Raise Provisions or Starve” Editorial

Newspaper editors and letter writers had been calling on Georgia planters to raise more food and less cotton as part of their patriotic duty during the Civil War. On this day the Southern Federal Union of Milledgeville carried matters even further in an editorial entitled “Raise Provisions or Starve.”


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