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Prayer for Our Poor Country ~ March 1865 ~ 9th to 10th

Prayer for Our Poor Country

Southerners keep a day of prayer and fasting for the sake of the Confederacy. Georgia seems less and less cooperative with the Confederacy. 2,732 more words

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Happy New Year~ New Year's Day ~ 1865

Happy New Year, 1865 Style

In the Confederacy, food is in short supply in many places. Many mourn and worry about the immediate future. The most popular lady’s magazine hopes for more readers and the coming of better times. 1,943 more words

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Goodbye Old 1864~ December ~ the 30th and 31st

Goodbye Old 1864 ~ Elisha Hunt Rhodes

Soldiers and civilians, North and South, bid the old year adieu and ponder what 1865 may hold.

December 30– Friday– Savannah, Georgia– “I received a most disagreeable order just now, that we must move tomorrow at seven o’clock, to take up a new encampment on the north side of the river. 1,871 more words

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Rembrance of things past: I just found my diary for 2010

The great diarists manage to record the events of their daily lives while at the same time giving a valuable insight into the political and social climate of their times. 679 more words

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Many Thanks for Your Christmas Gift ~ December 1864 ~ 26th and 27th

Many Thanks for Your Christmas Gift ~ President Lincoln

Lincoln sends thanks to Sherman for the generous gift at Christmas. Sherman makes plans. George Templeton Strong takes note of Northern joy. 1,853 more words

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Fourth Christmas in the Army ~ December 1864 ~ 24th and 25th

Fourth Christmas in the Army ~ Elisha Hunt Rhodes

Union officer Rhodes observes his fourth Christmas while giving all for the Union and wonders if it will be the last. 2,922 more words

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The Perfection of Campaigning~ November 1864~ 28th to 29th

The Perfection of Campaigning ~ Henry Hitchcock.

Confederate efforts in Georgia fail to stop the Federal advance. Mary Chesnut despairs. Both sides prepare for a major battle in Tennessee. 1,583 more words

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