Posts Tagged ‘catherine ann devereaux edmondston’

— Secesh quote machine Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston rips into her family for clinging to “the old striped rag.” — Auction house expects “rag” that flew above Fort Fisher to fetch 25 G’s. — Ah, to be a  black vulture in Pisgah National Forest.

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On this day in 1865: Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston, wife of a Halifax County planter, writes in her journal after hearing the news from Appomattox: “How can I write it? How find words to tell what has befallen us? Gen. Lee has surrendered! Surrendered the remnant of his noble Army to an overwhelming horde of […]

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