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Summary of the Book 'A Woman Wartime Journal':
Originally published: Macon Ga. : J.W. Burke 1927. --text--text--text
Excerpts from the Book 'A Woman Wartime Journal':
... as it was when they resided there before the Civil War. Some of the negroes mentioned in the journal still live in cabins on the plantation, and ... ... cultivated and charming woman saw Sherman's army pass across her fields on the March to the Sea. At the time of my visit to the plantation ... ... running to the palings, and I walked to the door, when I saw such a stampede as I never witnessed before. The road was full of carriages, wagons, ... ... see smoke arising from burning buildings and bridges. Major Ansley, who was wounded in the hip in the battle of Missionary Ridge, and has ... ... put away. * * * * * JULY 28, 1864. I rose early and had the boys plow the turnip-patch. We were just ... ... Have you seen any of our men go by? Several of Wheeler's men passed last evening. Who are you? said I. We are a portion of Wheeler's ... ... for ten cents' worth of flax thread, six dollars for pins, and forty dollars for a bunch of factory thread. On our way home we met Brother ... ... on a board as a leach tub, daubing it with ashes [the old-fashioned way of making lye for soap]. Had some few pieces of meat taken from my smoke-house ... ... Jim was very much excited. Happening to turn and look behind, as we stood there, I saw some blue-coats coming down the hill. Jim immediately raised ... ... James Arnold, in trying to escape from a back window, was captured and marched off. Henry, too, was taken I know not how or when, but probably when ... ... me, and how sadly they lament the loss of their boys. Their cabins are rifled of every valuable, the soldiers swearing that their Sunday clothes were ... ... it when there was no necessity for it. Such a day, if I live to the age of Methuselah, may God spare me from ever seeing again! As night ... ... was called for, but they drank without coming in. About ten o'clock they had all passed save one, who came in and wanted coffee made, which was ... ... in the ell. Then the few gallons of syrup saved was daubed all about. The backbone of a hog that I had killed on Friday, and which the Yankees did not ... ... to the death of my husband as I do to-day, while looking upon the ruin of his lifelong labor. How it would have grieved him to see such destruction! ... ... Nothing new! It is confidently believed that Savannah has been evacuated. I hear nothing from my boys. Poor fellows, how I miss them! ... ... looks pleasant, but the state of our country is very gloomy. General Lee has surrendered to the victorious Grant. Well, if it will only hasten ... ... antagonism to the coming-in President, Abraham Lincoln. Our leaders, to whom the people looked for wisdom, led us into this, perhaps the greatest ... ... MAY 14, 1865. Mr. Knowles, our circuit preacher, came. I like him. We agree upon a good many contested topics. He loves ... ... Nosek : Independent BohemiaBibliography: p. 183-190.Maurice Leblanc : 813Imperfect: illustrations wanting.Tyrone Power : Impressions Of America ...