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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

June 04, 1865

Diary Entry Showed Dog to be Good Confederate

Eliza Frances Andrews wrote in her diary that even her dog was a good Confederate!

“…He then made his errand known, and produced an order from Capt. Abraham for father’s carriage horses. Garnett and Capt. Hudson quickly moved towards him, ready to resist any insolence. He was mighty civil, however, and tried to enter into conversation by remarking upon the pleasantness of the weather, but people about to be robbed of their carriage horses are not in a mood for seeing the pleasant side of things and nobody took any notice of him, except old Toby, who is too sensible a dog and too good a Confederate to tolerate the enemies of his country. I don’t know how father and Garnett managed it, but the fellow finally went off without the horses, followed by a parting growl from Toby. …” Source: Eliza Frances Andrews, The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865 (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1908), p. 284.