In Their Own Words
December 23, 1864
Diary Entry on Savannah and Concern for Sons
A Covington woman wrote in her diary of believing Savannah had been evacuated, and worrying about her sons.
Just before night Mrs. Robert Rakestraw and Miss Mary drove up to spend the night with me. They had started down into Jasper County, hoping to get back their buggy, having heard that several buggies were left at Mr. Whitfield’s by the Yankees. Nothing new! It is confidently believed that Savannah has been evacuated. I hear nothing from my boys. Poor fellows, how I miss them!