Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 29, 1861 (Monday): Authority Asserted

The 4th capital of Georgia, in Milledgeville.

Montgomery, April 29, 1861

Governor Joseph K. Brown
                          Milledgeville, Ga:
The organization of brigades and divisions belongs to the President, under the sixth section of the act “to provide for the public defense.”

The idea of state's rights animated the Southern states, but also created problems between the Confederate government and states over issues such as the organization of brigades.  Governors wanted their troops kept together and not scattered among soldiers of other states.

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