150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — July 4-11, 1861

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — July 4 – 11, 1861
July 4th, 1861 (Thurs.): Beautiful weather for the ‘Military Parade’, and they made a fine appearance.[1] How proudly and yet how sadly I looked […]

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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 13, 1861

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

150 Years ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 13, 1861
April 13 (Sat.): No music lesson. Spent the day cleaning the house. Minnie came over in the afternoon. Latest news – war has really commenced.[1] God […]

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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’s but weather […]

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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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