1862

C. Woolmer’s of Memphis advertises for women to make flags for the war. [Brock, p. 114]

“My Dear Daughter, … I hope you will give me a detailed account of the family Black & White, and of the farm … also of the neighbors…. Let me know in your next [letter] how many horses & mules [Gen.] Nelson took from me…. When I think of the condition of my once happy home &surrounding country … I can’t help but weep & feel low spirited.” [Cheairs, N.F., letter to daughter]

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