2 October 1864: “disappointed in seeing Gen. Chalmers tonight”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 2 October 1864 from Belle Edmondson. According to family legend, which appears to be supported by the diary accounts, Miss Edmondson was a Confederate spy.


Item Citation: Belle Edmondson Diary (1707-z), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item Transcription:

October                                             Sunday 2                           1864

Awakened very late, after a feverish, restless night. Emma and I started out to get a conveyance- Mr. Allexander of Henderson’s Scouts proved my friends, borrowed a buggy, and Mr. Johnson, one of their Company, Brother in law of Maj. Ingraham’s, on Cheatham’s Staff, brot me safely to Panola- arrived here about 7 o’clock. Mrs. Moore sick in bed, but glad to see me, so Mr. Johnson and I ate a hearty supper, and I am fixing for a hot toddy- think my cold will be relieved and save me from a spell- Got in too late, disappointed in seeing Gen. Chalmers tonight-

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