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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 30, 1864

High Cost of Travel, Little Meat

Julia Johnson Fisher wrote in her diary of the high cost of travel and her family’s sparse supply of meat.

Mr. Fisher went over to Maj. Bailey’s today to consult about getting a passport. This seems the most difficult part of all. I have but little faith in getting one and it will make a heavy expense to go to Savannah– probably cost a $100.00. Sybil seems to be getting in a bad way. Her whole body swells badly and has a good deal of pain. If she is no better we shall be unwilling to leave her. We have been obliged to kill a pig. Poor and tough, hardly fat enough to fry itself. Source: Julia Johnson Fisher, 1814-1885 Diary, 1864