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In Their Own Words

June 22, 1865

Brother Earned Money in Particularly Enjoyable Fashion

Eliza Frances Andrews wrote of one of her brothers earning some money in a particularly enjoyable way.

“…Henry came home to supper with his first greenback, which he exhibited with great glee. “It is both a pleasure and a profit,” he said as he held up his dollar bill in triumph. “I earned it by pulling a Yankee’s tooth, and I don’t know which I enjoyed most, hurting the Yankee, or getting the money….”

Source: Eliza Frances Andrews, The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865 (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1908), p. 306.