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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 19, 1864

Union Sympathizer Feared Coming Battle

A Union sympathizer living in Atlanta wrote in her diary, fearing the coming battle, but not wanting to leave her home.

“All of my neighbors have gone. Am alone on the hill. A friend has urged me to move to town and reside with her. But this is my house, and I wish to protect it, if possible. There may be not battle here. If not, I am safe. If there is one, where is any safety?” Source: Mills Lane (ed.), Georgia: History written by Those who lived It (Savannah: Beehive Press, 1995), p. 170.