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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865,
's track ( I. Across Sherman - December 19 ） (search)
I. Across Sherman's track (December 19-24, 1864） Explanatory note.-At the time of this narrative, the writer's eldest sister, Mrs. Troup Butler, was living alone with her two little children on a plantation in Southwest Georgia, between Albany and Thomasville. Besides our father, who was sixty-two when the war began, and a little brother who was only twelve when it closed, we had no male relations out of the army, and she lived there with no other protector, for a good part of the time,
aw a big lightwood fire blazing in the parlor chimney, I thought I had never seen anything so bright and comfortable before.
When Mrs. Palmer, the landlady, learned who Metta and I were, she fairly hugged us off our feet, and declared that Mrs. Troup Butler's sisters were welcome to her house and everything in it, and then she bustled off with her daughter Jenny to make ready their own chamber for our use. She could not give us any supper because the Yankees had taken all her provisions, but s