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In Their Own Words

October 22, 1864

Farmer Hid Livestock from Yankees

From his plantation near Rockbridge, Thomas Maguire wrote of the occupation of the Atlanta area by Union troops:

“Yankees at Lithonia and may be here today or tomorrow. Are getting things put away from them… . With sheep and cattle being out of the way, we are now ready to stand a trial with the Yankees.”

Source: Franklin M. Garrett, Atlanta and Its Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1969 reprint of original 1954 volume), p. 648.