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7 November: “With everything to cheer me, there was an unaccountable weight on my spirits.”

Item Description: Diary entry, dated 7 November, 1863 by Edward Anderson. At the time a colonel on duty in Savannah, his diary entry discusses reminisces of the “good old days” and discusses the disrepair and neglect of a plantation. During his lifetime, Anderson … Continue reading

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5 March 1862: :”…I cannot go scouring the country to run from Yankees. I should despise myself…”

Item description: Letter, 5 March 1862, from Louisa Fredericka Alexander Gilmer in Savannah, Ga., to her husband, Jeremy Francis Gilmer, an engineer with the Confederate Army. Louisa wrote to encourage her husband to keep his faith in the justness of … Continue reading

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