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

Through Some Eventful Years

December 6, 2012

Through Some Eventful Years by Susan Bradford Eppes

December 6th, 1862.—We have been here three days; there are nine girls in the party and twelve gentlemen, young ones I mean; then there are two married couples with little children and our host and hostess, who are just lovely to us all. We have music and dancing at night, go riding whenever we feel like it and there is a nice boat on the Flint River which is very near the house. Albany is not far, if we want to shop—but there it is again—we have plenty of money but the stores are almost empty. When we went in yesterday, all we could find to buy was some delicious molasses candy. There is a cotton factory somewhere near here where they are making cloth for the army. I am going to see how they make it.

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