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

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Village Life in America.

December 8, 2013

Village Life in America, 1852 - 1872, by Caroline Cowles Richards

Canandaigua, December 8. — Home again. I had military attendance as far as Paterson, N. J., and came the rest of the way with strangers. Not caring to talk I liked it just as well. When I said good bye I could not help wondering whether it was for years, or forever. This cruel war is terrible and precious lives are being sacrificed and hearts broken every day. What is to be the result? We can only trust and wait.

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