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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 18, 1864

Warm Weather, Dangerous Robbers in Diary Entry

In a brief diary entry, William King of Cobb County wrote of warm weather and the dangers of robbers.

“It is very warm this morning–for 3 days past the days & nights have been very warm. Tabby’s child continues very sick, the Surgeon of the Reg’t here is attending to it. Sharper informed me this morning that Brother Barringon’s man William had left with his family & gone up the Road, that Brunswick & family were still in town. I find Mrs. Brown, our neighbor, is getting quite in want, I told Sharper to pound & give her a little Rice. Maria says do give Mrs. Brown some clothes also, that there is some here which the Ladies won’t never use again. I and the Chaplain (Griffith) made Mr. Shepard a long visit this afternoon, heard no news, only someone had managed to get into his Bed Room during the day, & stolen his Razors–it requires very close watching to guard against robberies these days. Soldiers straggling, scouts, & bad citizens about roam over the Country committing depredations.” Source: Diary of William King; Cobb County, Georgia, 1864