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I. Across Sherman's track (December 19-24, 1864） Explanatory note.-At the time of this narrat
But in the fall of 1864, while Sherman's army was lying around Atlanta like a pent — ht, when once across the line, than at home.
Sherman had industriously spread the impression that ver gits to Gordon, they'll be good walkers.
Sherman's done licked that country clean; d-n me ef y ere doubtless many brave and honorable men in Sherman's army who would not stoop to plunder, and wh rred to the official correspondence between Gen. Sherman and Gen. Wade Hampton in regard to the trea w, while here and there, lone chimney-stacks, Sherman's Sentinels, told of homes laid in ashes.
Th s, but we told them we didn't care to imitate Sherman's manners.
A mile or two further on we were event more exciting than a church fair, till Sherman's army marched through and gave them such a s such a pitiful account of the plight in which Sherman had left him that we felt as mean as a lot of [4 more...]<
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