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

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“Many persons are leaving town.”—Diary of a Southern Refugee, Judith White McGuire.

April 15, 2012

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

15th.—A panic prevails lest the enemy should get to Richmond. Many persons are leaving town. I can’t believe that they will get here, though it seems to be their end and aim. My mind is much perturbed; we can only go on doing our duty, as quietly as we can.

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