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In Their Own Words

June 12, 1864

Diary Entry: Wanted to Go Home, but Bleak Prospect

Julia Johnson Fisher - staying in Camden County during the Civil War, but hoping to get home - wrote in her diary that the prospect for getting away was not good.

“Have been suffering the past week from a strain in my side. No letter yet from the North and no passport. The prospect is that we must stay another year. Mrs. Chappelle must be about starting.”

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