Jefferson Davis signs a bill into law creating the first national military draft in American history.
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The Georgia Secession
Delegates to the Georgia State Convention at Milledgeville vote 208 to 89 in favor of seceding from the Union.
Disunion Spreads Throughout the South
As the secession frenzy intensified in Georgia, it began rapidly spreading into other southern states as well.
Sherman’s March Causes Panic
November 18, 1864 – Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown issued a proclamation urging all able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 55 to form
Georgia: Planning Upcoming Operations
September 20, 1864 – Major General William T. Sherman wrote a long letter to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant offering ideas on what the Federals
Georgia: Sherman Crosses the Chattahoochee
July 8, 1864 – Leading elements of Major General William T. Sherman’s Federal forces began crossing the Chattahoochee River and getting ever closer to the
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