“A Bad Beginning,” New York Times, October 22, 1860, p. 4: 5.
New York Times
A Bad Beginning
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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A BAD BEGINNING. – Maj.-Gen. SANFORD, of Georgia, has made a report to the Commander-in-Chief, in which he states that his command is in a state of complete disorganization,- and he thinks that the same is true of the entire militia force of the State. This is a bad state of things for a disunion movement. He urges the Legislature to provide at once for organizing and drilling a force of at least ten thousand men. If they are in earnest in their menaces of secession, they ought by all means to act at once upon this advice.