In Their Own Words
June 06, 1865
Journal Entry on Slaves Leaving
From his home near Lithonia, Thomas Maguire wrote in his journal:
“Nearly all the talk now is of the Negroes going to the Yankees. They will see a hard time before long. Some of mine may go. It will be a disadvantage to me and a great misfortune to them.”
Source: Franklin M. Garrett, Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of its People and Events (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1954), Vol. I, p. 678.