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.

July 21, 2012

Letters and diary of Laura M. Towne

Written from the Sea islands of South Carolina.

[Diary] July 21, Monday.

Captain Randolph and Mr. De la Croix were here to-day. The former says he will speak at headquarters about the guns not being delivered according to General Hunter’s orders, thus preventing the superintendents undertaking the defence of the island and making removal necessary, to the great discomfort and unhappiness of the people, their impoverishment and pauperism, besides abandoning the splendid crop that had already cost Government so much, and that would have been so profitable to it. He, Captain Randolph, is delighted with the working of the system of labor pursued on these islands and at the state of good order and comfort now prevailing.

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