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In Their Own Words

April 29, 1864

Civil War Soldier Home on Furlough, No Meat to Eat

Julia Johnson Fisher wrote in her diary of a relative coming back home on furlough, and again being without meat.

“Fred came again unexpectedly. Has four days furlough. The orders for going to Savannah were countermanded. Our little pig is gone and we are again without meat, but having milk and occasionally a dish of greens. Sybil goes to Mrs. Lynn’s every morning to dress the baby. We fancy that he does not breathe just right and feel a little distrubed about him. Mrs. Lynn is doing very well.”

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