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In Their Own Words

July 19, 1864

Atlanta Woman Wrote of Neighbors Leaving

In Atlanta, a Union sympathizer known only as “Miss Abby” wrote in her diary:

“All of my neighbors have gone. Am alone on the hill. A friend has urged me to move to town and reside with her. But this is my house, and I wish to protect it, if possible. There may be not battle here. If not, I am safe. If there is one, where is any safety?”

Source: Mills Lane (ed.), Georgia: History written by Those who lived It (Savannah: Beehive Press, 1995), p. 170.