rried with them.
It really seemed as if the wreck was a greater blow than the loss of the stock would have been, and for a few days there was sore grief in that household.
But they soon roused themselves, on reflection that they yet had their stock left to plow the already planted crop, and a roof over their heads, while many were left without stock to tend their crop, or house to rest in.
A disabled soldier of our Confederacy, who lived in the southern part of Alabama, near the Choctawhatchee River, with his wife and five small children was visiting relatives in our neighborhood.
They had driven through in their own carriage, to which two fine horses were hitched.
They had packed in their carriage what was most useful and valuable to them as wearing apparel, all their valuables in jewelry and plate, bed — quilts, counterpanes, a feather-bed and pillows, bandboxes, hatboxes, trunks, and many other articles of value.
I saw the carriage unpacked, and stood amazed that such a qu