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Union troops enter Macon, Georgia
April 20, 1865 Macon falls into Union hands
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Union troops enter Macon, Georgia


Threatened twice previously (Stoneman's Raid and the March to the Sea), Macon finally came under Union control when leading elements of General James Wilson's cavalry entered the city. This was the end of what is commonly called "Wilson's Raid" that began on March 22, 1865 in Chickasaw, Alabama. Fighting in Georgia began on April 15 and with little opposition Wilson made it to Macon in 5 days.




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