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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 05, 1864

Neighbor Robbed by Yankees

Dolly Lunt Burge made a brief entry in her diary, of a neighbor’s unfortunate encounter with a Yankee soldier.

Mr. Ward has been robbed by the Yankees of his watch, pencil, and shirt. Source: A Woman’s Wartime Journal: an Account of the Passage over a Georgia Plantation of Sherman’s Army on the March to the Sea, as recorded in the Diary of Dolly Sumner Lunt (Mrs Thomas Burge)