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

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A Confederate Girl’s Diary

June 15, 2015

A Confederate Girl's Diary by Sarah Morgan Dawson

June 15th.

Our Confederacy has gone with one crash — the report of the pistol fired at Lincoln.


Reading this for the first time, in all these many years, I wish to bear record that God never failed me, through stranger vicissitudes than I ever dared record. Whatever the anguish, whatever the extremity, in His own good time He ever delivered me. So that I bless Him to-day for all of life’s joys and sorrows — for all He gave — for all He has taken —and I bear witness that it was all Very Good.

Sarah Morgan Dawson.

July 23d, 1896.


South Carolina.

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