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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

June 07, 1865

Anger Towards Yankees Had Not Cooled

Eliza Frances Andrews’ feelings toward Yankees had not cooled at all.

“…The town is fuller of bluecoats than I have seen it in a long time. I crossed the street to avoid meeting a squad of them, but as I heard some of them make remarks upon my action, and didn’t wish to do anything that would attract their notice, I bulged right through the midst of the next crowd I met, keeping my veil down and my parasol raised, and it wouldn’t have broken my heart if the point had punched some of their eyes out. …” Source: Eliza Frances Andrews, The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865 (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1908), pp. 290-291.