Georgia votes an additional state tax to provide for distressed Confederate veterans and their families
The Georgia State Legislature voted a new tax, not to exceed two per cent, to be attached to the existing State tax on property to be assigned to the relief of former Confederate and Georgia troops and their families. Survivors were to be assisted as were indigent veterans. Disabled veterans were to be provided with artificial limbs, also. (By John Osborne)
Edward McPherson (ed.), A Handbook of Politics for 1868 (Washington, DC: Philp and Solomons, 1868), 21.