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 12, 1861

Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 12, 1861
April 12 (Fri.): Sun peeked out and promised fair weather, but rain poured again by 11. Christiana, Sallie and I were going to Minnie‚Äôs but weather […]

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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 — January 29 – February 6, 1861

Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson kept a daily journal for the year 1861. Here are some of her entries:
January 31 (Thur.): Husband, George[1], Caroline[2], Sallie and self went to hear Mr. Murdock read.[3] Met Mr. […]

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150 Years Ago, Amanda Wilson Wrote: January 1-7, 1861

Posted on Sunday, January 2nd, 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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