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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 28, 1864

Cooler Weather, Still Mosquitoes

William King of Cobb County wrote in his diary of cooler weather, finding a stolen item, and mosquitoes.

“Sabbath again, a most delightful day, bright, clear & cool, everything quiet and calm, scarcely a thing moving about, not even on the Roads. We have this morning traced the stolen pot, it was carried over to a Hospital at Mr. Baker’s place to wash with, they promising to return it today we left it with them, in use. The mosquitoes were very bad last night, as bad as I have ever known them in Sav’h, even keeping me awake. I have written to my wife today to be sent via N.Y. …” Source: Diary of William King; Cobb County, Georgia, 1864