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The Daily Dispatch: February 15, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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of a 'sad' hue are very much worn; neatness and simplicity prevail; hats are thought to be vulgar, because they are generally worn by the 'Northern settlers,' and those who are not in black, for some near relative or friend, wear red trimmings in their bonnets almost invariably, as that shade of color is considered decidedly Confederate by the fair denizens of our fallen metropolis. Rings and other jewelry, ornamented with appropriate 'rebel' devices, bedeck their persons, while the 'Stopewall Jackson curl' falls over their left shoulders with a peculiar grace. There is an air of superiority about them which is so different from the unpolished manners of the wives and daughters of the Yankees, who strive to imitate the elegance of Southern refinement. --The day before we left for Ship island is a day that will ever be remembered by us. The ladies accompanied us to the levee to bid us there a fond adieu. They had to walk from Carondelet street, near Common, to the foot of Jackson,