Daily Archives: 6 May ’12

6 May 1862: “The conscript law too which takes so many producers from the country will reduce the crops one half and a scarcity of Bread stares us in the face.”

Item description: Entry, dated 6 May 1862, from the diary of David Schenck (1835-1902). Schenck reflects on recent news including the fall of New Orleans and the Confederate conscription law. More about David Schenck: David Schenck (1835-1902), son of a … Continue reading

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