This Day in Georgia Civil War History
February 21, 1864
Relief at News of No Injuries in Skirmish
Julia Johnson Fisher - a woman staying in Camden County during the war - wrote in her diary of her relief when she discovered no one was hurt in the skirmishing she had heard a few days earlier, on February 18.
The battle is over–nobody hurt. The enemy came up the river for Mrs. Albert’s lumber and shelled all day to keep our pickets off. A lavish expendition for their government. Julia has started for home with Adam. Sybil has gone as far as Mrs. Lang’s with her. We shall miss her much, she is so full of life and talk. She has taken a baked chicken and eggs to stop at Dr. Mitchell’s over night. Yesterday had a letter from Autie Chappelle manifesting great anxiety to get North. Provisions are so high they are troubled to live. Source: Julia Johnson Fisher, 1814-1885 Diary, 1864