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This Day in Georgia History

March 27, 1865

Journal Entry on Travel Difficulty after Rain

While visiting an older sister near Albany, 24-year-old Eliza Frances Andrews recorded in her journal what travel was like after heavy rains:

“The roads are so perfectly abominable that it is no pleasure to go anywhere. At one place the water was half a foot deep in the bottom of the carriage, and we had to ride with our feet cocked up on the seats to keep them dry. Some of the ponds were so deep as to almost swim the mules, and others were boggy.”

Source: Eliza Frances Andrews, The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl: 1864-1865 (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1908), p. 122.