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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 21, 1864

Rare Positive Diary Entry

Julia Johnson Fisher finally had something positive to write in her diary, but still wanted to find a way home.

How rejoiced I am. Had a letter from Mary. I have held on to it nearly all day and read it I know not how many times–how can I stay here any longer? It is too irksome. If I could I would go today. We hear nothing from Savannah. It is foolish for me to write. Source: Julia Johnson Fisher, 1814-1885 Diary, 1864