Friday, July 20, 2007

July 20, 1863

Martha Revis, of Madison County, was left to run the farm while her husband, H. W., fought for the Confederacy. In a letter dated July 20, 1863, she wrote to him:

I have no news to write to you at this, only I am done laying by my corn. I worked it all four times. My wheat is good, my oats is good. I haven't got my wheat stacked yet. My oats I have got most of them cut, and Tom Hunter and John Roberts is cutting to-day. They will git them cut to-day. ... You said you hadn't anything to eat. I wish you was here to get some beans for dinner.

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