Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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A Woman’s Wartime Journal.

January 1, 2014

Dolly Sumner Lunt Burge - A Woman's Wartime Journal.

January 1, 1864. A new year is ushered in, but peace comes not with it. Scarcely a family but has given some of its members to the bloody war that is still decimating our nation. Oh, that its ravages may soon be stopped! Will another year find us among carnage and bloodshed? Shall we be a nation or shall we be annihilated? . . . The prices of everything are very high. Corn seven dollars a bushel, calico ten dollars a yard, salt sixty dollars a hundred, cotton from sixty to eighty cents a pound, everything in like ratio

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