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In Their Own Words

April 23, 1864

Diary Entry on Civil War Soldier Home on Furlough

Julia Johnson Fisher wrote in her diary of a family member coming home briefly on a furlough, and their thought that the war would be decided in the campaign near Richmond.

“We were surprised today by the arrival of Fred from Florida. The regiment have a furlough of a few days and then “on to Richmond” is the word. It is thought that the crisis is near,that there the event must be decided.”

Source: Julia Johnson Fisher, 1814-1885 Diary, 1864