Jefferson Davis signs a bill into law creating the first national military draft in American history.
Delegates to the Georgia State Convention at Milledgeville vote 208 to 89 in favor of seceding from the Union.
As the secession frenzy intensified in Georgia, it began rapidly spreading into other southern states as well.
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
September 20, 1864 – Major General William T. Sherman wrote a long letter to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant offering ideas on what the Federals
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