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In Their Own Words

April 28, 1864

Diary Entry on Hot Weather, Writing to Beauregard

Julia Johnson Fisher, staying in Camden County during the Civil War, recorded in her diary how the weather had turned hot rapidly, and mentioned writing General P.G.T. Beauregard, obviously not knowing he had taken command of the Richmond, VA defenses.

“Summer is here in earnest. Thermometer at 90 in the shade. Major B. was over this morning cow hunting. He says that Mr. Floyd has taken the papers to Savannah. Had a letter from Autie last evening. She finds it difficult to procure a passport. Must write to Gen. Beauregard and thinks we must do so too. Mrs. Bailey sent us some pork and peas and a saucer of butter. We are living very well.”

Source: Julia Johnson Fisher, 1814-1885 Diary, 1864