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Old Posted May 16, 2022, 6:59 PM
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Originally Posted by austlar1 View Post
Savannah had 22,000 population in 1860, a little more than twice the size of Atlanta. Charleston had a little over 40,000 in the city. Comparisons with NY and Boston are not really on the mark. The Old South was not urbanized. New Orleans was the only city in the South with more than 100,000 residents at the time of the Civil War
Charleston was a top 10 city in the U.S. pre-Civil War. Savannah was also on the larger side for a city in that era. Both were also capitals. So, to me at least, it's not hard to see a scenario where they become large cities.
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