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In Their Own Words

July 07, 1864

Diary Entry on Devastation Caused by Robbers

William King of Cobb County wrote in his diary that his hometown of Marietta had not escaped the Yankee wrath.

I went to town and saw a few friends, heard added statements of depredations and believe but few in the town and county had escaped the visits and terrors of the Robbers. I returned home to suffer from my own reflections upon the sufferings of all and the debasing effects of war and to enjoy some relief from my own thoughts in the society of the pleasant strangers who were encamped about me.

Source: Diary of William King; Cobb County, Georgia, 1864