150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 20, 1861

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 20, 1861
April 20 (Sat.): Commenced early as 8 to make the flag. Mrs. Folger and Mrs. Devon used their sewing machines.[1] Mrs. M., Mary, Anna, Em B., […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 19, 1861

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

150 years ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 19, 1861
April 19 (Fri.): A rather pleasant day. Went down street early with Caroline and Mollie Morse to purchase materials for flag.[1] Could not find such as […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 16 – 18, 1861

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 16 – 18, 1861
April 16 (Tues.): A very disagreeable day. Home all morning feeling gloomy.[1] How soon may Husband and brother be taken![2] Tis hard, but God […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 8 – 11, 1861

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — Selected entries from Amanda Wilson’s 1861 Journal
April 8 (Mon.): Rain all day with the exception of an hour – until nearly ½ past 7 in the evening. Will […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 1 – 7, 1861

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 1 – 7, 1861. Selected writings from Amanda Wilson’s Journal.
April 2 (Tues.): A hearty welcome, joyous spring with the buds and blossoms, sunshine and showers, and warbling […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — March 8 – 14, 1861

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote –
A selection of her journal entires written exactly 150 years ago.
March 8 (Fri.): A very dusty windy day. Lizzie [German maid] left me. Rode to Fulton and found another […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote – March 1 – 7, 1861

Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011

150 Years ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — March 1, 7, 1861
Here are a some of Amanda Wilson’s journal entries:
March 1 (Fri.): A very warm day. Sewed and practiced until ½ past 9 when Caroline and […]

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150 Years Ago, Amanda Wilson Wrote — February 22 – February 28, 1861

Posted on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson kept a daily journal for the year 1861.
Here are some of her entries:
February 22 (Fri.): Busy till 11 o’clock when Sallie and I went to the corner to see the […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — January 14 – 21, 1861

Posted on Thursday, January 20th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — January 14 – 21, 1861
January 16 (Wed.): Took music lesson.
January 17 (Thur.): Husband came home. Spent the day with Minnie. Little Georgie had a birthday and went with […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote: January 8 – 14

Posted on Monday, January 10th, 2011

Amanda Wilson, a 28-year-old Cincinnati woman, chronicled her daily life amid the chaos of the commencement of the Civil War. Excerpts from her 1861 journal will be posted every week, allowing Amanda to join us […]

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