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In Their Own Words

June 07, 1865

Anger Towards Yankees Had Not Cooled

Eliza Frances Andrews’ feelings toward Yankees had not cooled at all.

“…The town is fuller of bluecoats than I have seen it in a long time. I crossed the street to avoid meeting a squad of them, but as I heard some of them make remarks upon my action, and didn’t wish to do anything that would attract their notice, I bulged right through the midst of the next crowd I met, keeping my veil down and my parasol raised, and it wouldn’t have broken my heart if the point had punched some of their eyes out. …”

Source: Eliza Frances Andrews, The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865 (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1908), pp. 290-291.