Be of good cheer, for within a short while your faces will be turned homeward

After the fall of Atlanta in September 1864, Army of Tennessee commander General John Bell Hood, who had replaced Johnston in July, moved his army to the west and south of Atlanta, camping near the town of Palmetto. While visiting the army there on Sept. 26, Jefferson Davis exhorted the Tennessee troops.

“Be of good cheer, for within a short while your faces will be turned homeward and your feet pressing Tennessee soil.”

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