Tag Archives: Georgia

6 February 1865: “To our enemies I have no complaint to make”

Item Description: A letter regarding the treatment of Confederate prisoners by Union troops at Fort Pulaski for February 6th, 1865. Item Citation: From Folder 3, in the John Lucas Paul Cantwell Papers #3027, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of … Continue reading

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18 January 1865: “I hope the war will be over and the rebellion crushed before another Christmas comes around”

Item Description: A letter from Robert Stuart Finley to his fiancee, Mary A. Cabeen, describing his movements with his Regiment through Georgia and South Carolina. He served in the 30th Illinois Infantry. He describes skirmishes on their way to Beaufort, as well overcoming the African … Continue reading

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17 January 1865: “the triumphal march of Sherman through the heart of Georgia to the congress of Savannah are events significant of greater misfortunes in the coming spring campaign.”

Item Description: A letter from Edmund Kirby-Smith to his mother describing plans to see each other in the spring and lamenting Sherman’s march through Georgia. Kirby-Smith was a confederate Army General during the war. Item Citation: From Folder 46, in … Continue reading

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12 January 1865: “…wish I had been born here instead of in Georgia! That whole State is utterly demoralized, and ready to go back into the Union.”

Item description: Entry, dated 12 January 1865, from the diary of Emma Florence LeConte, the daughter of scientist Joseph LeConte of Columbia, S.C. Item citation: From the Emma LeConte Diary, #420-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at … Continue reading

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20 December 1864: “how I wish I were a man and in Georgia”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 20 December 1864 by Sarah Lois Wadley. She writes about rumors she has heard about Sherman’s march through Georgia. Item Citation: Folder 5, Sarah Lois Wadley Papers, #01258, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of … Continue reading

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24 September 1864: “Lincoln, that disgrace to humanity”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 24 September 1864 by Sarah Lois Wadley. In this entry she recounts her many social events throughout the course of a week and discusses the people with whom she socializes. She also mentions a friend … Continue reading

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10th September 1864: “His loss to the ‘Confederacy’ at this time, is a public calamity.”

Item Description: Two letters received by Mattie Ready on the same sheet of paper after her husband’s death. Her husband, named John Hunt Morgan, was a cavalry raider and brigadier general. Her family describes the fall of Atlanta and conditions in Georgia.   … Continue reading

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6 September 1864: “God meant all his creatures to work”

Item Description: Diary entry, dated 2 September 1864, written by William King. King was a plantation owner from Cobb County, Georgia. He remained alone on his plantation to protect his property and slaves from depredations by federal forces. Item Citation: … Continue reading

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5 September 1864: “This sad War, the innocent have to suffer with the guilty”

Item Description: Diary entry, dated 5 September 1864, written by William King. King was a plantation owner from Cobb County, Georgia. He remained alone on his plantation to protect his property and slaves from depredations by federal forces. Item Citation: … Continue reading

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4 September 1864: “if they intended to act in violation of the Constitution”

Item Description: Diary entry, dated 2 September 1864, written by William King. King was a plantation owner from Cobb County, Georgia. He remained alone on his plantation to protect his property and slaves from depredations by federal forces. Item Citation: … Continue reading

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