By Dolly Sumner Lunt

Dolly Sumner Lunt starts her diary, A Woman's Wartime Journal, released in 1918, via recalling her anxiousness in regards to the method of common Sherman's Union military on January 1, 1864. whereas she concerns concerning the arrival of Sherman's troops and their behavior of pillaging and burning every thing of their course, she documents tales of visits by way of neighborhood raiders posing as U.S. squaddies and the sleepless nights she has spent staring at fires at the horizon. regardless of Lunt's efforts to conceal her necessary possessions, which come with sending her mules into the woods, dividing her shops of meat one of the slaves, and burying the silver, the passing Union troops raid her apartment and plantation and take her slaves with them. in addition they set fireplace to cotton bales in her barn, however the blaze burns out sooner than spreading, principally sparing Lunt's estate the common destruction suffered through neighboring plantations. In her final entries, dated December 1865, Lunt writes hopefully concerning the restoration of her farm, her new sharecropping process, and the 1st pleased Christmas in years.

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