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In Their Own Words

December 11, 1861

Plea to Come Home

In Bibb County, Maryann Mosely wrote a simple plea to her son, who was serving in the Confederate Army:

“i want you to come home a[t] christmas if you can any how in the world… .”

Source: Spencer B. King, Jr., Georgia Voices: A Documentary History to 1872 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1966), p. 299