Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Yankees are Coming!

From:  Diary of a Refugee, edited by Frances Hewitt Fearn  (This is her mother’s diary)  Her mother resided on a Plantation near New Orleans before becoming a refugee.

Thurs, May [1,] 1862
My son's news of the fall of New Orleans was confirmed while we were at breakfast by a man on horseback, riding rapidly down the Bayou road, calling out as he went by, "The Yankees are coming!"  It was the signal for us to gather up the things we most valued of our belongings and to go on board "The Lafourche," which was waiting with steam up in the Bayou, fronting the house, to carry us off.

"The Writer of the Diary"

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