In 1886, when prohibition laws were passed in some locations, John Pemberton developed Coca-Cola -- a non-alcoholic version of his previous French Wine Coca. Initially, Pemberton sold Coca-Cola as a patent medicine for 5 cents per glass near soda fountains; he claimed Coca-Cola could cure diseases like headache, morphine addiction, and impotence. Starting in 1894, Coca-Cola was starting to be sold in bottles, and advertised the product on outdoor walls. This ad is from 1905
The Battle of Columbus, GA was the last battle of the Civil War April 16, 1865. 3 divisions of Union soldiers faced 3000 soldiers and sailors of the CSA under Gen. Cobb. The battle started well for the CSA, repulsing the Union from a critical bridge, but in a rare night action, the Union crushed the CSA forces and even captured an ironclad. The city was largely burned. There were only 145 casualties, incl. Confederate John Pemberton who went on to create Coca-Cola as a cure for his wounds.
Pinner said "Yes, I am sure that a dash of COCAINE would impart energy and vigor in an otherwise weary shopping lady... Mar. 29, 1886, Coca-Cola is created by John Pemberton in Atlanta, GA, as a hangover cure and a stomach ache/headache remedy. Cocaine was an ingredient of Coke until 1904 when Congress banned it."