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

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Diary of a Southern Refugee, Judith White McGuire.

September 22, 2012

Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War by Judith White McGuire

Monday Night, September 22d.—Probably the most desperate battle of the war was fought last Wednesday near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Great loss on both sides. The Yankees claim a great victory, while our men do the same. We were left in possession of the field on Wednesday night, and buried our dead on Thursday. Want of food and other stores compelled our generals to remove our forces to the Virginia side of the river, which they did on Thursday night, without molestation. This is all I can gather from the confused and contradictory accounts of the newspapers.

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