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

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Letters and Diary of Laura M. Towne.

March 25, 2014

Letters and diary of Laura M. Towne

[Diary] , March 25, 1864.

The Commission of Philadelphia wrote to General Saxton to ask whether there was any necessity for school-houses in the department. General S. sent word that he wishes Mr. Tomlinson and me to put our opinion into writing and send to him. I did this to-night, saying I knew nothing of other schools, but that we need a school-house for several reasons. We are liable to expulsion. We cannot make the school convenient for writing, blackboards, etc. We have the noise of three large schools in one room, and it is trying to the voice and strength, and not conducive to good order.

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