This Day in Georgia Civil War History
April 16, 1864
Diary Entry on Rare Good Meal
Julia Johnson Fisher received a brief respite from the weather and from her hunger, but then had to resort to their stand by for dinner.
The day dawns upon us more cheerily out of doors but the weather is still cold for the season. Had another corn cake and boiled rice for breakfast but Grace came over from Kate’s with a piece of drum fish and a bunch of radishes for dinner which was a great luxury. Providence does not leave us to starve in the wilderness–Yet like the Israelites we are continually murmuring. We have had lettuce twice from our garden. All the vegetables are backward–and hard to keep from frost. Crows, ground moles, hens and other things too numerous to mention. We plant and raise here under great difficulties. At supper we were obliged to fall back upon the rice and corn. Source: Julia Johnson Fisher, 1814-1885 Diary, 1864