This Week in the Civil War - 791

Mar 20, 2014

As in many states of the Southern Confederacy, there was an active peace movement within the state of Georgia by mid-March 1864.  On Saturday, March the 19th the Georgia legislature, while expressing its confidence in President Jefferson Davis, resolved that the Confederate national government should after each Southern triumph on the battlefield make an offer of peace to the North, providing for independence for the South and self-determination by individual border state between the North and South. 

Georgia governor Joseph Brown was less supportive of President Davis throughout the war, and he even considered negotiating a separate peace between the state of Georgia and the United States.  Doubts over the future and a lack of faith in the Confederate government and war effort began to plague the Confederacy.